Glasgow Film Festival 2011

A collection of some of the most exciting new British films, mingled hard-edged explorations of challenging social issues with lighthearted comedy that'll have you rolling in the aisles.This is one of the most diverse and intriguing British strands at the GFF so far, so don't miss your chance to dip in and sample its delights.

View other Glasgow Film Festival Films by strand: Beyond Bollywood, Ceol's Craic, European Cinema, Fashion In Film, FrightFest, Galas, Ginger Rogers Retrospective, Great Scots, It's a Wonderful World, Meryl Streep Retrospective, Music and Film, Out of the Past, Short Film Festival, Stranger Than Fiction, Superheroes in Glasgow, The Stasi Are Among Us, The State Of Independents, Youth Film Festival

Oranges And Sunshine Oranges And Sunshine
Oranges And Sunshine and Route Irish
Archipelago (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Joanna Hogg; Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Kate Fahy, Lydia Leonard, Andrew Lawson, Amy Lloyd, Christopher Baker)
Fractures appear in a family during an idyllic getaway.
First Night (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Christoper Menaul; Writer: Christopher Menaul, Jeremy Sams; Stars: Richard E Grant, Sarah Brightman, Mia Maestro, Peter Basham, Oliver Dimsdale, Susannah Fielding, Nigel Lindsay, Julian Ovenden, Tessa Peake-Jones)
A wealthy industrialist commissions a private production of Cosi Fan Tutte with an amateur cast whose complicated relationships mirror the themes of the opera itself.
Oranges And Sunshine (Country: UK, Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Jim Loach; Writer: Rona Munro; Stars: Hugo Weaving, Emily Watson, David Wenham)
A social worker struggles to reunite families after discovering the (real life) scandalous deportation of British children to other Commonwealth countries, which often resulted in abuse.
Patagonia (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Marc Evans; Writer: Marc Evans, Laurence Coriat; Stars: Matthew Rhys, Duffy, Nia Roberts, Nahuel Pérez, Biscayart, Marta Lubos)
A young couple travel to Patagonia on a photographic assignment and uncover the history of the Welsh-speaking colony there.
Route Irish (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Ken Loach; Writer: Paul Laverty; Stars: Mark Womack, John Bishop, Andrea Lowe), Official Site
One man’s search for the truth behind the death of his best friend leads him into the murky underworld of contracted military mercenaries in Iraq.
First Night First Night
First Night and Submarine
Submarine (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Richard Ayoade; Writer: Richard Ayoade, Joe Dunthorne; Stars: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor)
An imaginative 15-year-old is as interested in losing his virginity as he is in saving his parents’ marriage. Plus read our interview with Richard Ayoade.
Treacle Jr (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Jamie Thraves; Writer: Jamie Thraves; Stars: Aidan Gillen, Tom Fisher, Riann Steele)
Homeless after walking out on his family, a confused man finds himself dependent on an unusual couple.
News

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

San Sebastian Film Festival
67th edition of Spain's premier film festival

Fantastic Fest
The latest edition of Austin's famous genre festival.

Glasgow Youth Film Festival
Youth-run events celebrates its 11th year

Venice Film Festival
Italy's red carpet extravaganza

FrightFest

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.