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These films will screen during Glasgow Film Festival 2022 (2 - 13 March)


Edith Carlmar was a pioneering female filmmaker. Often described as 'Norway’s Ida Lupino', she formed a production company with her husband in 1949 and directed 10 features over the next decade. Like Lupino, she became known for her lean, efficient style and ability to work across popular genres to tackle a range of social taboos including drug addiction and abortion.

She frequently challenged censorship restrictions, working with a candour that her Hollywood contemporaries would have envied. The moody, atmospheric Death Is a Caress (Døden er et kjærtegn) is considered the first film noir directed by a woman, while the riotous farce Fools In The Mountains (Fjols til fjells) remains one of Norway’s most successful comedies. The Wayward Girl (Ung flukt) also sees the starring debut of a young Liv Ullmann.

GFF is proud to salute the versatility and talent of a true trail-blazer with a rare opportunity to see four of Carlmar’s finest films on the big screen, including two which will screen in 35mm.

Thanks to the Norwegian Film Institute.

Tickets will go on sale on 31 January 2022.

Tickets to all Edith Carlmar titles are priced at £6.50

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