Glasgow Film Festival 2020.

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26 February to 8 March, 2020

The 16th annual Glasgow Film Festival showcasing the best new films from Scotland and around the world.  With a focus on three strands: Retrospective, Iceland and Industry Focus.  www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

Glasgow Film Festival 2020, The August Virgin review Fionnuala Boyle

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The August Virgin, or La Virgen de Agosto, is the latest film from Spanish director Jonás Trueba. The film follows 30-something Eva as she tries to find her way out of the fog which has descended on her life and her city amidst the searing heat of an airless Madrid August. We are introduced to […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Celebrates Record Audience Figures

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 had over 43,000 admissions – the largest attendance ever as the festival closes on International Women’s Day with a celebration of female filmmaking talent. Irish Gaelic thriller Arracht announced as Audience Award Winner.  Glasgow Film Festival will return 24 Feb – 7 March 2021 Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) has celebrated its highest […]

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Sunday, March 8, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2020, Pat's Home Page Blog

Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Women Make Film

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How many women film directors can you name? Agnes Varda? Jane Campion? Ida Lupino? Mira Nair? May Miles Thomas? The list is endless but how many of them have received the attention they truly deserve? Mark Cousins landmark 14 hour documentary ( screening  in five programmes) is nothing less than a radical realignment of conventional […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020: Close Up – Susan Wood Exhibition

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Susan Wood: Close Up shows exemplary work from an art and film icon Review by Fionnuala Boyle (Exhibition runs until 8th March, 2020 –The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU Attending Susan Richardson Wood’s exhibition of work at The Lighthouse on February 24, 2020, I had no preconceptions. I wasn’t familiar with Susan’s work, […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020: Billie

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7/8 March, 2020 Cineworld, Renfrew Street, G2 3AB ‘Lady Day’ was one of the greatest jazz vocalists the world ever heard. In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Before her mysterious death in 1978, Lipnack Kuehl had taped over 200 hours of interviews. The tapes have never […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020: Anderson Falls

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Saturday 7 March, 2020 The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Julien Seri. After his wife’s sudden suicide, Detective Jeff Anderson (Shawn Ashmore of the X-MEN franchise) becomes convinced that she has been murdered. Obsessed with his ongoing investigations, he finds out that she was indeed the victim of a heinous crime. And although no […]

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Glasgow Film Festival: A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio

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7 March, 2020 More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! As the host of a popular horror-themed radio show, disc jockey Rod Wilson shares tales of terror with his eager listeners. But tonight the announcer begins to receive strange calls from a child who desperately asks for help. At first he thinks it’s a bad joke […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Our Ladies

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8 March, 2020 GFT 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G12 0AP Lock up your loved ones. The girls of Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour are heading to the big city and nobody is safe. Michael Caton-Jones’ adaptation of Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos does not disappoint. A school trip to an Edinburgh singing competition is just the ticket for a group […]

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Glasgow Film Festival: Romantic Comedy + Live Score by Summer Camp

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Saturday 7 March, 2020 7 p.m. OranMor, Top of Byres Road, G12 8QX Romantic comedies have shaped the hearts and minds of millions across the globe. Director Elizabeth Sankey’s holds a complicated relationship with the genre: she knows many set up an unreliable narrative to human behaviour, yet she just keeps coming back for more. Her warm […]

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Days of the Bagnold Summer Glasgow Film Festival

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4 – 5 March, 2020 GFT 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB Simon Bird makes a hugely impressive directorial debut with an adaptation of the award-winning graphic novel set to a score by Belle and Sebastian. Fifteen year-old thrash metal fan Daniel (Earl Cave, son of Nick Cave) and his mother Sue (Monica Dolan) share the same […]

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Bacurau, Glasgow Film Festival 2020

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3 and 5 March, 2020 The screening on 3 March will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles. A bracing mash-up of genres and political comment, Bacurau offers stinging insights into the state of modern Brazil and the legacy of colonialism. Set in the near future, it follows Teresa (Bárbara Colen) […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020: Parasite (black and white version announced)

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Thursday 5th March, 2020 – 5.45 p.m. GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6TB Glasgow Film Festival to host UK premiere of black and white version of multi-Oscar winner Parasite Bong Joon Ho’s Best Picture-winning social satire will be seen in a whole new light at Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) Tickets on sale 12pm Wednesday […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020: Rocks

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8 March, 2020 3.45 p.m. Rocks is Olushola Joy Omotoso (Bukky Bakray), a London teenager whose life is radically altered when she is left on her own with a little brother who needs her. Fearing they will be separated, she decides to step up to the situation. She tells no one and carries on with a little […]

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Visible Cinema: Films Meditating on the D/deaf experience Glasgow Film Festival 2020

Visible Cinema: How to Deaf Tuesday 3 March, 2020 at 6 p.m. A Q&A will follow the screening with writer/director, Jed Shepherd and actors Lewis MacDougall & Emma Webb. GFF proud to partner with London Short Film Festival to showcase an exquisite collection of short films meditating on the D/deaf experience from an eclectic roster of both D/deaf and hearing […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 – Jazz on a Summer’s Day review by Pat Byrne

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On a dreich Glasgow day a perfect movie choice was Jazz On A Summer’s Day, showing at Glasgow Film Festival 2020. Fashion photographer Bert Stern’s film of the Newport Jazz Festival 1958 not only offered an amazing line up of some of the world’s most wonderful jazz musicians but also caught the fashion, atmosphere and […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Secret Location: Final Destination

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5 March, 2020 A group of high school students cheat death, and now they can’t escape it! Alex (Devon Sawa) is the only one who can see the fate they have in store, but will he be able to work out death’s plan before it is too late? A staple of the GFF special events […]

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Country Strand at Glasgow Fllm Festival 2020 – Iceland Northern Shining Lights

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Catch some amazing films from Iceland at GFF 2020 If you loved Woman At War, Rams, Of Men And Horses or Sparrows then you are already a fan of Icelandic cinema. The land of ‘fire and ice’ has an enviable reputation as a small country whose cinema has made a massive impact on the world stage. Dramatic landscapes forged […]

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Saturday, February 29, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Glasgow Film Festival 2020

The County, Glasgow Film Festival 2020 review by Pat Byrne

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Part of Country Strand: Iceland Northern Shining Lights Grímur Hákonarson’s film is set in a rural community in Iceland. From the outset you gain a sense of the place with shots of a remote farmhouse and frost covered fields. The demanding nature of the farmers’ work is apparent; an early scene shows Inga (Arndís Hrönn […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 at CCA

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Tickets via GFF / 0141 332 6535 Full Programme of Glasgow Film Festival Screenings Glasgow Film Festival You Will Die at 20 Sat 29 February 2020 Glasgow Film Festival Simple Women Sat 29 February 2020 Glasgow Film Festival Gutterbee Sat 29 February 2020 Glasgow Film Festival Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago Sat 29 February 2020 Glasgow Film Festival […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020: Heroic Losers

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29 February and 2 March, 2020 Ricardo Darín is reunited with The Secret In Their Eyes author Eduardo Sacheri and his Chinese Take-Out director Sebastián Borensztein for an irresistible, Robin Hood-style heist caper set in 2001. Darín plays retired footballer Fermin, who is determined to revitalise a sleepy region outside of Buenos Aires, so he persuades his friends and […]

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Glasgow Film Festival: Luz the Flower of Evil

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  1 and 2 March, 2020 CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD The screening on 2 March will be followed by a Q&A with the director Juan Diego Escobar Alzate. Widowed preacher and leader of a small mountain community, El Señor has preached to his followers that a new messiah will appear and shepherd them […]

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Glasgow Film Festival: Run

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Monday 2 March, 2020 3.30 p.m. Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, writer/director Scott Graham (Shell, Iona) has crafted a howl of anguish for all the broken dreams we abandon along life’s highway. Finnie (Game Of Thrones’ Mark Stanley) never imagined he’d wind up in a dead end job in a Fraserburgh fish factory. His teenage son Kid (Anders […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020, Disco

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3 and 4 March, 2020 Faith requires absolute devotion in Disco, a tough, disturbing drama on the all-consuming demands of Christian cults. Mirjam (Josefine Frida Pettersen) is the teenage stepdaughter of a pastor in an evangelical movement. She is also a world champion disco freestyle dancer who is the pride of her church. When she […]

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Glasgow Film Festival: Master Cheng

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1 and 2 March, 2020 The screening on 1 March will be followed by a Q&A with director Mika Kaurismäki. Director Mika Kaurismäki has made one of the most charming, delightful features of his long career. There are echoes of Local Hero in Master Cheng as a widowed chef and his son arrive in a remote Finnish village. Far from his home […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 – Industry Focus

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2 March until 7 March,  2020 GFF20: Industry Focus Double Tree by Hilton Glasgow Central, 36 Cambridge St, G2 3HN Full Industry Programme Some of the areas of focus in 2020 are sustainability in production, working practice and mental health, positive actions being taken with accessibility, distribution, and music in film and television, with increased […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020: Simple Women presented by Femspectives

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29 February, 2020 Ambitious yet graceless film director Federica (Jasmine Trinca) has only ever had one obsession: cinema. One film in particular has always proved a particular inspiration: Hal Hartley’s Simple Men, where her obsession with Romanian actor Elina Löwensohn began. So when the opportunity to make a film about Elina, with Elina in the title […]

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Glasgow Film Festival: Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago, CCA

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29 February, 2020 CCA, 350 Sauhiehall Street, G2 3JD Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Rob Christopher and producer Michael Glover Smith. Hailed as ‘William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks, and Sun Records rockabilly’ poet, author and screenwriter Barry Gifford has given the world more than forty works […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020: Jazz On A Summer’s Day

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1 March, 2020 – 3 p.m. Considered the greatest jazz concert film ever made, Jazz On A Summer’s Day celebrates one joyous Saturday during the Newport Jazz Festival of 1958. Fashion photographer Bert Stern  captures the people, performers and magical atmosphere of a day when the mouthwatering line-up included Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, Mahalia Jackson, Thelonius Monk  and […]

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Lost Transmissions, Glasgow Film Festival 2020

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29 February and 1 March, 2020 GFT, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB The screening on Saturday 29 February will be followed by a Q&A with director Katharine O’Brien. Audience Award When a chance meeting at a party brings aspiring songwriter Hannah (Juno Temple ) and music producer Theo (Simon Pegg ) together, a promising partnership seems […]

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Glasgow Film Festival 2020

The Whistlers, Glasgow Film Festival 2020

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27 – 28 February, 2020 Director Corneliu Porumboiu moves into film noir territory with the tough, twisty, double-dealing thriller The Whistlers. Corrupt cop Cristi (Vlad Ivanov) is a member of a Bucharest crime syndicate. He travels to the Canary Island of La Gomera as part of a plan to free a Bucharest businessman who might […]

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