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Opening Gala: Handsome Devil (N/C 15+)

15 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue Glasgow Film Theatre
Location of Glasgow Film Theatre


The film will screen simultaneously in Cinemas 1, 2 and 3 at the GFT. Please select the event time that corresponds with your screen choice when booking tickets (cinemas 1-3 are listed from left to right).

Director John Butler and actors Fionn O'Shea and Nicholas Galitzine will be present for this screening.

If you are looking for a film to lift your spirits, warm your heart and bring a big smile to your face, then you have come to the right place. Handsome Devil is a terrific coming-of-age, coming-out charmer that marks a significant step up for John Butler, the writer/director of The Stag, and features a cast of supremely talented young actors. Fionn O’Shea is a complete delight as gawky, 16 year-old Ned, a bright, artistic lad who faces his own hell on earth when he is sent to an all-boys Irish boarding school where the manly pursuit of rugby is virtually a religion. He steels himself for the loneliness, ridicule and constant insinuations about his sexuality. Everything changes with the arrival of his new roommate Conor (Nicholas Galitzine), a star player in the rugby team, and inspirational English teacher Dan Sherry (Andrew Scott). Ned and Conor bond over a mutual appreciation of cool music and an unlikely friendship blossoms; one that faces unbearable pressures from a school grimly attached to its narrow macho values. A breezy, often hilarious tale that gains emotional depth as it delivers an irresistible message: everyone, straight or gay, has the power to make the world a better place by simply being true to themselves. Join us for a joyous start to Glasgow Film Festival 2017. 

Doors: 18.30
Film starts: 19.30
Tickets: £15 / £13 concessions

Price includes entry to the after-party (over 18s only) at 29 Glasgow, on presentation of your ticket stub. Maximum 4 tickets per transaction.

  • Director John Butler
  • Cast Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Moe Dunford, Andrew Scott
  • Certification N/C 15+
  • Running time 1h35m
  • Country Ireland
  • Language English
  • Year of production 2016
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