Glasgow Film Festival 2011

A special strand celebrating the success of superheroes in film, curated by massively successful Glaswegian graphic novelist Mark Millar, this strand does a good job of challenging audience expectations of the genre. Millar's collection shows that comics can include a wide range of styles. This is a great chance to explore lesser-known yet intriguing films you may not get the chance to see elsewhere, as well as to enjoy great new versions of old favourites. Kneel before Zod!

View other Glasgow Film Festival Films by strand: Best Of British, 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, The Stasi Are Among Us, The State Of Independents, Youth Film Festival

Danger: Diabolik Danger: Diabolik
Danger: Diabolik and Superman II - The Richard Donner Cut
Crumb (Country: US; Year: 1994; Director: Terry Zwigoff; Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb)
A documentary exploring the life and work of controversial satirical cartoonist Robert Crumb, whose work drew accusations of obscenity alongside devotion from his fans.
Danger: Diabolik (Diabolik) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 1968; Director: Mario Bava; Writer: Angela Giussani, Luciana Giussani; Stars: John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli, Adolfo Celi)
An audacious, costumed thief seeks out new challenges despite knowing the authorities are out to capture him.
A Distant Neighbourhood (Quartier Lointain) (Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Sam Garbarski; Writer: Philippe Blasband, based on the manga by Jirô Taniguchi.; Stars: Pascal Greggory, Jonathan Zaccaï, Alexandra Maria Lara)
A graphic artist struggling with writers' block wakes up after a faint to discover he is a teenager again.
Griff The Invisible (Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Leon Ford; Writer: Leon Ford; Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody, Marshall Napier)
A bullied office worker who fights crime by night as a masked superhero finds his double life turned upside down when he falls for a beautiful young scientist.
Heavy Metal (Country: Canada; Year: 1981; Director: Gerald Potterton; Writer: Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum; Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty)
A collection of animated science fiction and fantasy stories, some with an erotic edge, taken from Heavy Metal magazine and provided with a cult soundtrack.
Superman II - The Richard Donner Cut (Superman 2 - The Richard Donner Cut) (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Richard Donner; Writer: Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Tom Mankiewicz, based on characters created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster; Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Terence Stamp, Jack O'Halloran, Sarah Douglas, Marlon Brando)
Reworked version of Superman II, featuring footage origianlly relegated to the cutting room floor.

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

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