Glasgow Film Festival 2012

Glittering gala premieres of some of the year's most exciting films. The red carpet will be out and there will be special guests in attendance. Book early if you plan to attend as these events sell out fast!

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Your Sister's Sister Your Sister's Sister
Your Sister's Sister and Le Havre
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: John Madden; Writer: Ol Parker, based on the book by Deborah Moggach.; Stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel)
Retiring to India and the promised comforts of a luxury hotel, a group of elderly Britons get less than they bargained for and more than they could have dreamed of.
Blackthorn (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Mateo Gil; Writer: Miguel Barros; Stars: Sam Shepard, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Stephen Rea, Dominique McElligott, Eduardo Noriega, Padraic Delaney, Magaly Solier, Cristian Mercado, Fernando Gamarra, Luis Bredow, Daniel Aguirre, Maria Luque), Official Site
What would have happened to Butch Cassidy if he hadn't died in Bolivia?
Black Gold (Country: France, Italy, Qatar; Year: 2011; Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud; Writer: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Menno Meyjes, based on the book The Great Thirst by Hans Reusch.; Stars: Tahar Rahim, Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong)
An epic tale following a clash of dynasties from which a great leader will emerge.
Headhunters (Hodejegerne) (Country: Norway; Year: 2011; Director: Morten Tyldum; Writer: Lars Gudmestad, Ulf Ryberg, based on the novel by Jo Nesbø; Stars: Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Synnøve Macody Lund, Julie R. Ølgaard)
Adaptation of Jo Nesbo's bestselling Norwegian thriller about a headhunter who moonlilghts as a thief.
Le Havre (Country: Finland, France, Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Aki Kaurismäki; Writer: Aki Kaurismäki; Stars: André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel, Elina Salo, Evelyne Didi, Quoc Dung Nguyen, Laïka, François Monnié, Roberto Piazza, Pierre Étaix, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Laika)
A middle-aged shoe-shiner helps an illegal immigrant.
The Kid With A Bike The Kid With A Bike
The Kid With A Bike and Jeff, Who Lives At Home
In Darkness (Country: Poland/Canada/Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Agnieszka Holland; Writer: David F Shamoon, based on the book by Robert Marshall.; Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Bennu Fürmann), Official Site, Trailer
A self-centred, anti-Semitic, Catholic sewer worker shelters Jews from the Nazis, at first for money but gradually because he comes to care about them as a human being.
Jeff, Who Lives At Home (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass; Writer: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass; Stars: Jason Segel, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon, Ed Helms, Rae Dawn Chong, Katie Aselton, J.D. Evermore, Joe Chrest, Lance E. Nichols, Tammi Arender, Deneen Tyler, Steve Zissis, Jay Amor, John Neisler, Ernest James)
Jeff believes that all things are interconnected and everything happens for a reason. Perhaps he's right.
Surprise Movie
The Kid With A Bike (Le gamin au vélo) (Country: Belgium, France, Italy; Year: 2011; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Writer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Stars: Thomas Doret, Ccile de France, Jrmie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione), Official Site
A young boy searches for his father and his bike.
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Lasse Halström; Writer: Simon Beaufoy, based on the novel by Paul Torday; Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Rachael Stirling, Tom Mison, Conleth Hill, Catherine Steadman, Tom Beard, Nayef Rashed, Waleed Akhtar, Jill Baker)
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.
This Must Be The Place (Country: Italy, France, Ireland; Year: 2011; Director: Paolo Sorrentino; Writer: Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello, from a story by Paolo Sorrentino; Stars: Sean Penn, Frances Mc Dormand, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson, Kerry Condon, Harry Dean Stanton, Joyce Van Patten, David Byrne, Olwen Fouéré, Shea Whigham, Liron Levo, Heinz Lieven, Simon Delaney)
An oddball retired rock star takes a roadtrip across America inspired by his dead father.
Headhunters Headhunters
Headhunters and Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Your Sister's Sister (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Lynn Shelton; Writer: Lynn Shelton; Stars: Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass)
A tightly focused comedy drama exploring the bonds between siblings, best friends and lovers.
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