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

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Standing Up, Falling Down
Standing Up, Falling Down
An unlikely, multigenerational friendship between a failed comedian and a charming, alcoholic dermatologist helps both confront long-simmering regrets in this warm-hearted buddy comedy.
Olympic Dreams
When a young woman discovers that her lifelong dream of participating in the Olympics doesn’t match up to reality, she finds herself adrift amongst the crowds. That is until she befriends a volunteer dentist, forging a bond which forces them both to rethink their courses in life.
Tank Girl
Tank Girl
A young woman with a fondness for tanks takes on a megacorporation which is trying to hoard all the water and power in a post-Apocalyptic wasteland.
Isaac
Isaac
Skeletons rattle in the closet of a film director and his friends, 20 years after an infamous massacre.
Finky
Finky
A musician and puppeteer seeking to escape steals an envelope full of cash and escapes to Scotland with his childhood friend Tom to start a new life.. but things don't go as planned.
White Riot
White Riot
Profiling punk reggae protest movement Rock Against Racism.
Arracht
Arracht
In 1845, a fisherman ends up on the run for crimes he didn't commit.
Echo
Echo
A portrait of modern Icelandic society.
Disco
Disco
The stepdaughter of a charismatic pastor begins to question her faith
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.
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Glasgow Film Festival Features

Down to earth with Alice Winocour
French director to attend Glasgow Film Festival gala opening
'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
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

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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