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The 15th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival opened with the UK première of Jonah Hill's Mid90s and will close with Beats, a story set in Scotland's rave culture. It includes seven world premières and 102 UK premières. Six out of the ten nominees for the prestigious Glasgow Film Festival Audience Award are new features directed by women. Special strands include a focus on new Belgian cinema and a look back to the great US movies of 1969, plus there's a strand dedicated to the underappreciated work of Elaine May.
The festival runs from 20 February to 3 March.
View Films by Strand:
- 1969: the End of Innocence
- Belgian Cinema: Both Sides Now
- Crossing the Line
- Future Cult
- Local Heroes
- May Days: The Films Of Elaine May
- Modern Families
- Sound & Vision
- Special Events
- Stranger Than Fiction
- Window on the World
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Glasgow Latest Reviews
Detective thriller based on Martin Amis' Night Train.
A free-spirited woman in her fifties looks for love in LA dance clubs.
A young man who returns home is welcomed by his mother, little realising trouble is coming through the door with him.
A young man contemplates suicide after losing someone close to him. Outwardly, he keeps calm, goes to work and carries on, and nobody talks about the loss. He never feels that it’s possible to share his feelings until a care home owner Jeff becomes a source of support and a flirtation with a single mother presents a reason to choose life.
Secrets resurface after a woman returns to her family's village for a wedding.
A hospital psychiatrist's own sanity is pushed to the edge when a frightened amnesiac patient insists that he has died and brought something terrible back from the other side.
The irresistible rags-to-riches story, profusely illustrated with clips from his finest films, of one of Hollywood's most iconic cigar-chomping tycoons.
A crew of TV personalities, including a professional organiser, a psychologist, two ghost hunters and a team of junk removers, attempts to reform a legendary hoarder who owns four condemned and haunted properties.
Tom falls in love with a mysterious woman who swims by night in a lake where far too many people have recently drowned.
Dublin goth Emma is the guiding spirit of the band Yeast Infections. Chantal is bubbly and always blogging. When their parents head off on holiday, a summer of bitter rivalry, chasing dreams and facing reality sets the siblings on a collision course.
Glasgow Film Festival Features
Glasgow Film Festival 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
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