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Here at Glasgow Film Festival we love to celebrate the work of filmmakers operating on our very own doorstep. These are the people throughout the land who tell our stories, capture our landscapes and give a voice to our lives. We can’t wait for you to see the latest films from some of Scotland’s most accomplished filmmakers as Michael Caton-Jones mixes heartbreak and hilarity in the eagerly awaited Our Ladies, Scott Graham explores suffocating smalltown life in Run, Peter Mackie Burns captures a life unravelling in Rialto, Eva Riley proves a talent to watch with her soulful coming of age debut Perfect 10 and Robbie Fraser returns with Pictures from Afghanistan. Add to that Simon Bird’s impressive move behind the camera for Days of Bagnold Summer and Eliza Schroeder charming London town debut Love Sarah and you have every reason to support your local filmmakers.

Films in this Festival Strand

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27-28 February

Body of Water (N/C 15+)

A sensitive depiction of the impact that an eating disorder can have on an individual and their loved ones

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7-8 March

Perfect 10 (N/C 15+)

Writer/director Eva Riley makes an assured feature debut with this lyrical, heartfelt coming-of-age tale.

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28 February

Sulphur & White (N/C 15+)

Based on the life of David Tait, Sulphur & White offers a powerful reckoning with the trauma and legacy of abuse.

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1-2 March

Run (N/C 15+)

Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, writer/director Scott Graham has crafted a howl of anguish for all the broken dreams we abandon along life’s highway.

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8 March

Rocks (12A)

A raucous celebration of female friendship told with wit, compassion and vibrant performances from a stunning young ensemble

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3 March

Right Here: Long Live Livi / Time to Fly / Our Fathers (N/C 15+)

Right Here is a talent initiative in collaboration with Screen Scotland and BBC Scotland.

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27-28 February

Rialto (N/C 15+)

​The latest film from Daphne director Peter Mackie Burns offers a plaintive portrait of a life in crisis.

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1 March

Pictures From Afghanistan (N/C 12+)

Photojournalist David Pratt has spent almost forty years capturing indelible images of global conflicts.

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28 February - 8 March

Our Ladies (N/C 15+)

Derry Girls meets Fellini’s I Vitelloni in a film that is guaranteed to steal your heart.

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4-5 March

Days of the Bagnold Summer (N/C 15+)

​Simon Bird makes a hugely impressive directorial debut with an adaptation of the award-winning graphic novel set to a score by Belle and Sebastian.

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1-8 March

Movie Memories: From Scotland with Love (U)

Movie Memories is designed for people affected by dementia which includes carers and/or families to socialise in a safe and welcoming environment.

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7-8 March

Make Up (N/C 15+)

Claire Oakley’s feature debut is a claustrophobic, coming of age tale that plays with audience expectations

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29 February - 1 March

Love Sarah (N/C 12+)

If you love Bake Off then you will delight in Eliza Schroeder’s bighearted drama where the delicious cakes almost steal the show.

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4-5 March

Eternal Beauty (N/C 15+)

Told with delicious deadpan wit, imagination and bags of style, this film is a complete charmer

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29 February - 1 March

Escape from Pretoria (N/C 15+)

A thrilling dramatisation of true events, Escape from Pretoria is based on the book by Tim Jenkin, played here by Daniel Radcliffe

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6-7 March

Denmark (N/C 15+)

It isn’t quite that simple in a bittersweet comedy where desperate measures might just lead to unexpected opportunities

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3 March

Visible Cinema: How to Deaf (N/C 15+)

We are proud to partner with LSFF to showcase an exquisite collection of short films meditating on the D/deaf experience from an eclectic roster of both D/deaf and hearing storytellers.

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