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.
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.