11th Glasgow Film Festival opens with While We're Young

Crowds gather for gala screening.

by Jennie Kermode

The red carpet was out tonight as the 11th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival welcomed guests and those fans lucky enough to have acquired tickets for the opening gala screening of While We're Young. Still getting bigger every year, the festival, which runs until 1 March, has an impressive line-up of premières and a guest list that includes Alan Rickman and Peter Mullan as well as Dark Horse Star Cliff Curtis, who is there tonight.

The action will begin in earnest tomorrow, with screenings in the GFT, CCA Grosvenor, O2 ABC and the Old Hairdresser's. Before that, members of the public are invited to join the organisers and guests for a late night party in the Art School, with snacks provided by Babu Bombay Street Kitchen and drinks by Makar Glasgow Gin and Rekorderlig cider.

The opening was preceded by an exhibition in the Mitchell Library, Jeely Jars and Seeing Stars: Glasgow's Love Affair with the Movies, which celebrates one of the festival's major themes. In reflection of its retrospective on Ingrid Bergman, an exhibition about her work, The Rise and Fall of Ingrid Bergman. And Rise., is on display in the city's Royal Concert Hall. Both are open to the public, free to enter, and will run throughout the festival.

You can catch up with what we've seen so far and stay up to date with all our coverage of the festival here.

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