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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.
View Films by Strand:
- Are We There Yet? A Retrospective of the Future
- Beyond the Screen
- Country Focus: Iceland
- Crossing the Line
- Future Cult
- Local Heroes
- Sound And Vision
- Special Events
- Stranger than Fiction
- Window on the World
- Women Make Film
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Glasgow Latest Reviews
Hyperactive nerd James is obsessed with making time-travel a reality. Then some old dude pops up urging him to ditch that dream and embrace a normal life.
A summer afternoon, an abandoned quarry, four friends. An interpellative thriller about gender violence.
A housekeeper takes care of a luxury holiday home for a wealthy family. She tries to branch out on her own by starting a snack bar, but when a financial scandal engulfs the family, she is left to look after the grand patriarch with only the other house staff for company.
Documenting the meticulous reproduction of an elephant’s ivory tusk with an observational lyricism, this film embeds themes of tactility, archaeology and work into its texture and rhythm.
A Sicilian slushie vendor is enrolled in a witness protection programme after observing a Mafia killing
A young female Saudi doctor decides to run for election.
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
A reunion between a French cinema star and her daughter descends into confrontation.
A young girl begins to question her place in the religious community she was born into.
To ensure absolute secrecy for the global publication of a bestseller, nine skilled translators are invited to a remote location. They are given a number of pages to translate each day. There is no contact with the outside world. Then the publisher receives a blackmail demand, threatening to release the manuscript online.
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