Full Glasgow Film Festival line-up announced

Alice Winocour, Emily Beecham and Coky Giedroyc among guests set to attend

by Jennie Kermode

GFF co-directors Allison Gardner and Allan Hunter
GFF co-directors Allison Gardner and Allan Hunter Photo: Eoin Carey

The full line-up for this year's Glasgow Film Festival was announced today. Opening with Alice Winocour’s Proxima, which stars Eva Green as an astronaut preparing for a mission to the International Space Station, the festival includes nine world premières, ten European premières, 102 UK premières and 39 Scottish premières.

The Glasgow Film Festival team launch this year's event
The Glasgow Film Festival team launch this year's event Photo: Eoin Carey

Highlights of the festival include Tom Sullivan’s Irish Gaelic drama Arracht, Tim Mielants' dark comedy Patrick and the world première of Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Truth, plus Eliza Schroeder romcom Love, Sarah, whose stars Celia Imrie, Bill Paterson and Rupert Penry-Jones will be among those walking the read carpet at the Glasgow Film Theatre. Legendary US photographer Susan Wood will visit the city to introduce an exhibition of her iconic celebrity pictures and Chris Cobould OBE will discuss the secrets behind the special effects he created for the likes of Skyfall and Star Wars: The Last Jedi - plus there's the regular Frightfest weekend, whose line-up was announced earlier this month.

"GFF20 features some stunning work from across the globe, from Bacurau from Brazil to Dolly Kitty and Those Twinkling Stars from India via fifty other countries, ensuring we have a film from most corners of the globe," said festival co-director Allison Gardner.

The festival runs from February 26 to March 8, and as it closes on International Women's Day, every film to be screened then is either directed or written by a woman or features a female lead. we will be bringing you extensive coverage throughout.

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