Glasgow Film Festival 2021

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Angelou On Burns (Country: UK; Year: 1966; Director: Elly M Taylor; Stars: Maya Angelou)
A documentary which follows Maya Angelou on a visit to Ayrshire where she explores similarities between Robert Burns’ life and her own.
Expensive Shit (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Adura Onashile; Writer: Adura Onashile; Stars: Modupe Adeyeye, Kim Allan, Nebli Basani, John Mclarnon)
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.
A Family Called Abrew (Country: UK; Year: 1992; Director: Maureen Blackwood)
A documentary about a unique showbiz family whose imprint on British culture began in Scotland in the 19th century.
Tree Fellers (Country: UK; Year: 2004; Director: Sana Bilgrami; Writer: Sana Bilgrami)
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.
Welcome II The Terrordome (Country: UK; Year: 1995; Director: Ngozi Onwurah; Writer: Ngozi Onwurah; Stars: Suzette Llewellyn, Saffron Burrows, Felix Joseph, Valentine Nonyela)
In a future where all black people have been forced to live inside a compound, one woman's quest for revenge sparks civil war.
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The X In Scotland (Country: UK; Year: 1993; Director: Lucy Enfield)
A documentary about the importance of Malcolm X to African and Asian Scots.

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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