Goodbye from Glasgow

The 7th Glasgow Film Festival wraps up with The Eagle

by Jennie Kermode

The gala premiere of The Eagle brought a close to the 7th Glasgow Film Festival tonight. The cinema was packed for what seems set to be one of the big blockbusters of 2011, following the troubled journey of a Roman soldier charged with bringing back the totem Eagle that belonged to the Ninth Legion after they were lost north of Hadrian's Wall. Several celebrities were in attendance, including Lantana star Anthony LaPaglia, and the screening was followed by a party which went on late into the night.

Festival organisers were proud to announce that the event appears to have reached its target of 33,000 attendees this year, improving significantly on last year's attendance despite the difficult financial times. The Eye For Film team agreed that it has been a very successful event overall with a number of impressive films enjoying their first festival screenings.

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Movies out this week include:

JT LeRoy Leto Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood

Beyond the garden Flavio Alves on telling authentic stories, representing violence, and The Garden Left Behind

Inside the story Valerio Mastandrea on working with Abel Ferrara, Valeria Golino, Silvio Soldini and Marco Bellocchio

Cultivating a story Flavio Alves on the lives of trans women and undocumented immigrants, and The Garden Left Behind

Mocky - Final exit for France’s restless free spirit Director and actor dies, aged 90

Costa-Gavras to be honoured at San Sebastian Filmmaker will receive Donostia Award

London Festival gets Knives Out Daniel Craig and Chris Evans star in modern 'whodunnit'

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