Runs 21st February – 4th March 2018
The city’s 14th annual celebration of cinema – now one of the largest film festivals in the UK – will feature over 330 separate events and screenings, showcasing over 180 films from 51 countries including 6 World premieres, 7 European premieres, 77 UK premieres and 52 Scottish premieres. The festival will open on Wednesday 21 February with the UK premiere of Wes Anderson’s animated adventure ‘Isle of Dogs’ and close on 4 March with the World premiere of the rousing Scottish feature documentary ‘Nae Pasaran’, telling the true story of the group of Scots who defied a dictatorship.
David Tennant stars in a new rom-com with a twist ‘You, Me and Him’ which gets its first European screening at GFF with the leading man himself in attendance alongside director Daisy Aitkens. ‘The Camino Voyage’, another incredible true story of dedicated individuals, will also have its World premiere at GFF on 28 February. UK audiences will also get the first chance to see Wim Wenders’ thrilling romance ‘Submergence’ starring James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander; Roya Sadat’s scathing dissection of Afghanistan’s changing political climate in ‘A Letter To The President’ and Diane Kruger in the winner of the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Picture (Foreign Language), the emotionally charged revenge story ‘In The Fade’. Glasgow anime fans will also be the first to see the hotly-anticipated ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’, as the first film by Studio Ghibli alum’s Studio Ponoc gets its UK premiere at GFF.
The World premiere of Felipe Bustos Sierra’s ‘Nae Pasaran’ will offer a resounding end to this year’s festival. This Scottish-made documentary charts the incredible true story of the East Kilbride Rolls Royce factory workers who managed to ground half of Chile’s Air Force from the other side of the world, in the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.
Returning to strike fear into the heart of every brave cinemagoer, FrightFest (FF) is back in its beloved second home of Glasgow with an all-new cornucopia of shock and gore as part of the Glasgow Film Festival. FF will see the Scottish premiere of Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s ‘Ghost Stories’ starring Martin Freeman, plus there’s more classic Gothic storytelling courtesy of Irish haunted house chiller ‘The Lodgers’.
Tickets are available online at glasgowfilm.org/festival, by calling the Festival Box Office on 0141 332 6535 or in person at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Rose Street. Join the conversation on social media with #GFF18 or follow @glasgowfilmfest.