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The Glasgow Film Festival was back for its eighth year in 2012, bigger and better and now a real contender on the international festival scene. It opened with the UK gala premiere of Your Sister's Sister and closed with Le Havre.

This time around, there was a Gene Kelly retrospective for dance fans and another spectacularly scary weekend courtesy of the Frightfest team. There was also the Youth Film Festival, which ran before the main one, from the 5th to the 15th of February, and the Glasgow Short Film Festival, which ran from the 9th to the 12th.

Alongside the films, Glasgow incorporated a host of exciting related arts events, including a stage version of Belleville Rendez-Vous.

The Glasgow Film Festival 2012 ran from the 16th to the 26th of February.

The Surprise Movie was revealed to be Jeff Who Lives At Home

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Glasgow Latest Reviews

The Last Farm
The Last Farm
An ageing farmer is determined to do things his own way.
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
When an idealistic sheikh persuades a fisheries expert to try and introduce salmon to the Yemen, the expert soon finds himself himself out of his depth, but love blossoms along the way.
The Forgotten Space
The Forgotten Space
Film essay documenting fishermen's working conditions and sea trade.
Long Distance Information
Long Distance Information
A phone call reveals the difficulties of estrangement within a family.
When a garage owner hires a mysterious hitman to dispose of his business rival, things go from bad to worse.
Pitch Black Heist
Pitch Black Heist
Two men team up to rob an office safe but they must work around a light-triggered alarm system.
Death Watch
Death Watch
A man with a camera implanted in his brain is commissioned to film a documentary about a terminally ill woman's last days.
The Loves Of Pharaoh
The Loves Of Pharaoh
A dramatic tale of life and love in Ancient Egypt.
A trainee carer's scheme to rob a comatose patient's house by night triggers supernatural horrors.
Sing Your Song
Sing Your Song
Documentary charting the career of Harry Belafonte - singer, actor and political activist.
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Glasgow Film Festival Features

This is a Raid
Gareth Evans on the new thriller re-inventing the action genre.
In search of Beauty
Deon Lotz talks about his role as a troubled man in the grip of obsession.
Playing the Bill
Charlie Creed-Miles talks about playing the titular character in Dexter Fletcher's debut.
Going bananas
GFF Diary days 10 & 11: Bertrand Tavernier, Aki Kaurismäki, Frightfest and the Gene Kelly Ceilidh.
The abyss gazes also
GFF Diary days 8 & 9: Werner Herzog, Vivienne Westwood, Frightfest and otherworldly experiences.
Scenting success
GFF Diary days 6 & 7: Annie Ross, Brian Cox, the Margaret Tait Award and the smell of Robert Pattinson.
Time on their side
Reece Ritchie and Amara Karan talk about All In Good Time
The story of Wild Bill
Dexter Fletcher on the father/son dynamics, character-driven drama and classy cast of his directorial debut.
In the drink
GFF Diary days 4 & 5: underwater escapades, lewd old lesbians and a trip to the end of the world.
Romantic comedy - an alien concept?
Nacho Vigalondo discusses his latest film Extraterrestrial and upcoming thriller Windows.
The agony and the ecstasy
GFF Diary days 2 & 3: Hammer Horror, Irvine Welsh, great Scots and classic cabaret.
Sister act
Lynn Shelton talks about Your Sister's Sister
Opening shots
Glasgow Film Festival 2012, Diary One
Dead funny
Zam Salim tackles the ultimate dead end job in Up There.
A career high
Adam Sinclair talks exclusively about his lead role in Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy.
Bombay Beach dreams
Alma Har'el talks about collaboration and dance in her debut documentary.

Glasgow Film Festival News

Salmond seeks backing for Scottish films
First Minister calls for international investment at Glasgow Film Festival event.
Your Sister's Sister opens Glasgow Film Festival
Lynn Shelton attends UK premiere.
Glasgow Short Film Festival winners announced
Tumult takes international audience award.
Short Film Festival opens in Glasgow
Scottish and Icelandic shorts lead the pack.
Weimarvellous events to run at this year's GFF
Events include a rare screening of The Blue Angel
Glasgow Youth Film Festival opens with The Muppets
Kermit and Miss Piggy send their greetings.
Glasgow Film Festival line-up revealed
Your Sister's Sister headlines 2012 event.
Glasgow dances with the stars
Gene Kelly retrospective to feature at 2012 festival. Youth Festival details also announced.

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