This year's Glasgow Film Festival is being held online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It opens with Minari and will close with Spring Blossom. Some of the films will be accompanied by exclusive Q&As. Stars contributing these include Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Ewen Bremner and Ben Whishaw.

The festival will run between 24 February and 7 March.

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Da Capo
Da Capo
A struggling songwriter reconnects with a former bandmate who is now teaching music.
Expensive Shit
Expensive Shit
A Nigerian toilet attendant, desperate for survival, forced to manipulate unsuspecting women for men watching from behind a two-way mirror in a Glasgow club.
The Toll
The Toll
A toll booth operator's secret past comes back to haunt him.
Truman And Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
Truman And Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
The work, lives and personal journeys of two iconic American artists coalesce with creative combustion in this innovative dual-portrait documentary.
Our Midnight
Our Midnight
An impoverished, recently dumped actor who is moonlighting as a cop meets a victim of domestic abuse who is planning to kill herself, and an unexpected connection forms between them.
Welcome II The Terrordome
Welcome II The Terrordome
In a future where all black people have been forced to live inside a compound, one woman's quest for revenge sparks civil war.
Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club
Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club
In 1995, in a pub in King’s Cross, a group of friends discussed the idea of a gay rugby club. From that casual conversation, the first gay rugby team was born.
Castro’s Spies
Castro’s Spies
Castro's Spies tells the thrilling story of an elite group of Cuban intelligence agents sent undercover to the US in the 1990s.
Tree Fellers
Tree Fellers
The story of the 900 Belizean lumberjacks who in 1941 and 1942 left the tropical rain-forests of British Honduras to help Britain fight fascism by felling trees in Scotland.
The Man Standing Next
The Man Standing Next
In the 1970s Korea is under the absolute control of its president, Park, who controls the KCIA the organization with the edge over any branch of government.
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Glasgow Film Festival Features

Dystopian worlds
Director Chino Moya on crumbling societies, toxic manhood and fear of the other in Undergods
A snapshot of memory
Christos Nikou talks about Apples, the pandemic and his upcoming film with Carey Mulligan
Reconnecting with tradition
Christopher Alender, Marcos Gabriel and Brigitte Kali Canales on the themes of The Old Ways
Back on the trail
Anna Kerrigan on depicting mental illness and creating backstories for Cowboys
Portrait of a killing
Woo Min-ho on the death of President Park and The Man Standing Next
Secret agent men
Ollie Aslin and Gary Lennon on low budget espionage and Castro’s Spies
Taking possession
Christopher Alender, Marcos Gabriel and Brigitte Kali Canales on The Old Ways
Brothers on a journey
Nick and Alex Bourne on Down syndrome, siblings, and travelling the world to film Handsome
Montana story
Anna Kerrigan on gender, casting and locations in Cowboys
Steps to success
Alexis Bruchon on doing it himself in The Woman With Leopard Shoes
Capturing Guantánamo
Kevin Macdonald on Mohamedou Ould Salahi, Guantánamo Bay and making The Mauritanian
Shouting and silence
Eugen Jebeleanu on homophobia, Poppy Field and moving from theatre to film
A family story
Lee Isaac Chung, Steven Yeun, Noel Cho and Alan Kim on making Minari
Shooting for the stars
Debut French directors take Gagarine on an upward trajectory
Youthful leap into the light
A new Lindon becomes a French name to watch

Glasgow Film Festival News

Online GFF celebrates reaching 37,733 viewers
Sweetheart wins Audience Award
Roger Corman joins GFF star line-up
Special screening of remastered The Masque Of The Red Death added
2021 Glasgow Film Festival launched
Full line-up announced as screenings go online
Glasgow announces opening and closing films
Festival will screen premieres in 22 partner cinemas across the UK
Glasgow announes hybrid edition for 2021
Festival also to showcase films on year-round platform

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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