Galas and Premiers Glasgow Film Festival 2022
Glasgow Film Festival 2022 – 2 – 13 March
GFF22 will open with the UK premiere of The Outfit a gripping and masterful thriller starring Academy Award winner Mark Rylance.
The closing Gala – UK premiere of the Camera d’Or-winning Murina, a tense family drama directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović and executive-produced by Martin Scorsese.
There will be a special International Women’s Day Gala with the UK premiere of Audrey Diwan’soutstanding Venice Golden Lion Award-winner Happening.
Premiers at GFF22 – Some Highlights
Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 March, 2022
Loosely inspired by the story of 17th century abbess, Benedetta Carlini (Virginie Efira), this tale of power and punishment, desire and transgression follows the young Benedetta as she experiences divine visions and manifests the bleeding wounds of the stigmata. She appears to have been chosen for great things, but how will the church react to the revelation of her torrid affair with lusty novice Bartolomea (Daphné Patakia)? A gleeful story of saints, sinners and some very naughty nuns.
My Old School
Thursday 3 and Friday 4 March, 2022
Jono McLeod’s wildly entertaining, jaw-dropping documentary hybrid tells the outrageous story of Scotland’s Great Pretender, Brandon Lee. In 1993, Brandon enrolled at Bearsden Academy. He seemed a little different from the other 16-year-olds. A little wiser, a little more worldly perhaps and more in need of a shave… With a pitch perfect performance from Alan Cumming, wonderful animation, a cast of famous voices and a stonking soundtrack led by Lulu’s title song. You have to see it to believe it.
Sunday 6 and Monday 7 March
Washed-up porn star Mikey Saber (Simon Rex) is nothing but trouble. Returning from Los Angeles to his hometown of Texas City, he quickly works his way back into the affections of his estranged wife Lexi (Bree Elrod) and starts dealing drugs. When he meets impressionable 17-year-old Strawberry (Suzanna Son), he thinks she could be his ticket back into the porn industry and a chance to ‘Make Mikey Great Again.’ A vivid, sharply crafted comic view of the American heartland in the time of Trump.
The Worst Person in the World
Friday 4 and Saturday 5 March
The final film in director Joachim Trier’sloose trilogy set in his native Oslo embraces all the messy business of life, love and growing up. We follow Julie (Renate Reinsve) as she ponders a career, falls in and out of relationships and concludes she is ‘the worst person in the world.’
Bursting with playful wit and insight, this sexy, freewheeling portrait of a millennial captures all the energy, angst and passion of being young and filled with a lust for life.
Angry Young Men
Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 March
Paul Morris’s boldly ambitious, micro-budget debut feature is a coming-of-age gangland comedy, richly infused with echoes of The Wild Bunch and the films of John Carpenter. A fictional housing estate is the home turf for The Bramble Boys – a gang more likely to brew you a nice cuppa and fetch your messages than anything more sinister. A rival gang dares to swagger on to their territory in a merciless recruitment drive for new members. This means war and a defining moment when everyone must decide where their loyalty lies and what the future might hold.
In Conversation with Armando Iannucci
Sunday 6 March, 5.45pm
Glasgow-born Armando Iannucci has been the inspirational creative force behind some of our favourite things, from The Day Today to The Thick Of It and The Death Of Stalin, to The Personal History Of David Copperfield. Iannucci’s Oscar-nominated In The Loop held its European premiere as the opening film of the 2009 Glasgow Film Festival. We are thrilled to welcome Armando back to the Festival to discuss a wide-ranging, multi-media career distinguished by his brilliant feel for character, unforgettable dialogue and razor-sharp wit. Not to be missed.
- Moments Of Beauty In Glasgow: Walking Tour
- Seeing Glasgow: An Artist’s View – Avril Patron
- Ajay Close Creative Conversations
- Maria Fusco – Creative Conversations
- Eden Communities: Walk, Run, Cycle N. Ireland and East Dunbartonshire Networking Event
- Film Screening – Memory Box (2021) plus discussion
- Stevenson Jewellers Glasgow West End
- The Red and Black Show at Websters Theatre
- The 39 Steps, Websters
- Glasgow Goes Green at Arc: Festival Event
- WestFest 2024 – Glasgow West End
- FrightFest at Glasgow Film Festival 2024
- Celtic Connections 2024: Transatlantic Sessions
- Books at the Green with Chris Dolan
- Cinemarc: Women’s Work
- Creative Conversations: Donna McLean
- Fundraiser for Medicin Sans Frontieres
- Music Broth at The Mitchell Library
- Valentine’s Day: Lovers Rock at GFT
- Step Brothers at GFT Access Film Club