The 16th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival runs from February 26 to March 8 and includes a retrospective dedicated to dystopian cinema and a country focus on Iceland. It opened with Alice Winocour's Proxima and features nine world premieres. Special guests have included George Mackay, Simon Bird, Emily Beecham, Celia Imrie and Bill Paterson.

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About Endlessness
About Endlessness
Guided by a Scheherazade-like narrator, the film reflects on human life through a series of vignettes - from war-torn Cologne to smaller incidents like the tying of shoelaces.
Eternal Beauty
Eternal Beauty
A schizophrenic woman finds things change when she embarks on a romance with a failed musician.
A Ghost Waits
A Ghost Waits
A man's job requires him to clean a house, which turns out to be haunted. In the course of trying to exorcise the ghost, he falls in love with her.
Patrick
Patrick
Patrick lives with his parents on a naturist campsite. When his dad dies and he finds himself in charge he has other things on his mind... namely a quest for his lost hammer.
Perfect 10
Perfect 10
An aspiring gymnast finds her life turned upside down by the arrival of the older half-brother she didn't know she had.
Papicha
Papicha
A student becomes determined to stage a fashion show despite religious opposition.
Make Up
Make Up
A teenager finds herself increasingly troubled on an off-season trip to a caravan site.
Radioactive
Radioactive
The story of Marie Curie and her discoveries in physics.
Exit Plan
Exit Plan
Insurance agent Max is in the midst of an existential crisis. Whilst investigating the claim made by a suspected widow he chances upon the secretive Hotel Aurora, a luxury resort which specialises in suicide.
The County
The County
A middle-aged dairy farmer rebels against the all powerful local co-operative.
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Glasgow Film Festival Features

Expanding horizons
Melina León on Song Without A Name and opening doors for Peruvian women
France’s new breakout star
Lyna Khoudri leaps from Papicha to Wes Anderson
Lost in the fog
Ingvar Sigurdsson on braving the elements to make A White, White Day
Sweet home Chicago
Rob Christopher on storytelling, hidden truths, Barry Gifford and Roy’s World
Bottoms up
Tyler Cornack on the ins and outs of Butt Boy
How Binoche seduced Deneuve
Two stars finally rub along famously in The Truth
Exploring an inner life
Ric Burns on capturing empathy and courage in Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Tales from the crematorium
Ryan Spindell on Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer and The Mortuary Collection
In strange days
GFF Diary days 11&12: Rose Glass, Joe Begos, Caitlin Moran and Eighties disco action
You are here
GFF Diary days 9&10: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, Marjane Satrapi, Flavio Alves and Frightfest
The future is now
GFF Diary days 7&8: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Greg Schroeder, Baljit Sangra and the Surprise Movie
Never say die
Ryan Spindell on anthology films and the willpower it took to make The Mortuary Collection
Zinging in the rain
GFF Diary days 5&6: Mika Kaurismäki, Juan Diego Escobar Alzate and the Margaret Tait Award
Beauty and darkness
Juan Diego Escobar Alzate on God, nature, the power of belief and Luz: The Flower Of Evil
The secret ingredient
GFF Diary days 3&4: Chiara Malta, Francis Annan, Simon Pegg and ladies who laugh
The insiders
Francis Annan on Escape from Pretoria and working with Daniel Radcliffe
Blast off!
GFF Diary days 1&2: Alice Winocour, Imoge Poots, George MacKay and an emotional ride
Another layer
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Udo Kier, Alli Willow and Bacurau
Down to earth with Alice Winocour
French director to attend Glasgow Film Festival gala opening
A heightened state
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Mad Max, Blade Runner and the politics of water in Bacurau
'We can talk about anything, there are no taboos'
Isaac director Jurgis Matulevicius on the challenges and politics of his debut film
Surreal road to redemption
Dathaí Keane talks about the balancing act at the heart of his debut Finky
Monster challenge
Tom Sullivan on cast commitment and shooting his debut feature
Putting Ireland on the map
Tom Sullivan and Dathai Keane talk about being trailblazers for an Irish-language film initiative
In directions nobody goes
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Bacurau
Fulfilling their destiny
Sônia Braga on Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles' Bacurau
Beyond the garden
Flavio Alves on telling authentic stories, representing violence, and The Garden Left Behind
Cultivating a story
Flavio Alves on the lives of trans women and undocumented immigrants, and The Garden Left Behind
Moving in time
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on Oprah Winfrey, Fran Lebowitz and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Condensing language
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, Lou Reed and what's in a gaze
Clive Owen speaks
The Oscar-nominated actor looks back on his amazing career

Glasgow Film Festival News

Glasgow announes hybrid edition for 2021
Festival also to showcase films on year-round platform
Arracht wins GFF audience award
Another record breaking year for Glasgow festival
Full Glasgow Film Festival line-up announced
Alice Winocour, Emily Beecham and Coky Giedroyc among guests set to attend
Glasgow announces opening and closing galas
Proxima and How To Build A Girl bookend festival
GFF goes futuristic
Festival plans weekend of immersive sci-fi screenings
Glasgow CEO appointed
GFF co-director Allison Gardner takes on additional role
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Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

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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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