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Glasgow Film Festival Screenings

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3-6 March

The Masque of the Red Death (15)

​Grand guignol at its finest, The Masque Of the Red Death is the best of the acclaimed Edgar Allan Poe adaptations

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5-8 March

The Old Ways (N/C 18+)

Cristina, a journalist of Mexican origins, travels to the home of her ancestors in Veracruz to investigate a story involving sorcery, witchcraft and healers.

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7-10 March

Killing Escobar (N/C 15+)

The untold story of the attempted assassination of Pablo Escobar.

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7-10 March

Gunda (N/C 12+)

​If Babe stole your heart and changed your eating habits, then wait until you meet Gunda.

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27 February - 2 March

Jumbo (N/C 15+)

A quirky charmer of a debut from Zoé Wittock, 'inspired' by a true story about love and understanding.

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28 February - 3 March

Iorram (Boat Song) (PG)

A lyrical portrait of Gaelic life in the Outer Hebrides.

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28 February - 3 March

Eye of the Storm (N/C 8+)

Anthony Baxter filmed painter James Morrison over the last two years of his life as he struggled with failing eyesight and poor health.

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25-28 February

In the Shadows (N/C 15+)

​Erdem Tepegöz’s dystopian vision invites comparisons with the worlds of Andrei Tarkovsky and Terry Gilliam when a Miner contracts a mysterious diesease.

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26 February - 4 March

Bridging the Gap - Turbulence (N/C 15+)

Four shorts from Scottish Documentary Institute’s emerging talent initiative Bridging the Gap

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27 February - 2 March

Father (N/C 15+)

A father’s epic quest to regain custody of his children lies at the heart of this gripping, emotional drama.

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27 February - 2 March

Da Capo (N/C 12+)

For fans of Sing Street and School of Rock, Da Capo is a tale full of warmth and hope that music lovers of all kinds will connect with.

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26 February - 1 March

Murmur (N/C 12+)

Hailed as a ‘masterpiece of poignancy’ Heather Young’s quietly devastating debut offers an acutely observed portrait of a lonely life

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7-10 March

The Man Standing Next (N/C 15+)

​South Korea’s Oscar candidate uses the final days of President Park Chung-hee’s rule in 1979 as the basis of a tense conspiracy thriller

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27 February - 2 March

Poppy Field (N/C 15+)

Inspired by true events, this is a taut, compelling tale of prejudice and the cost of living a lie.

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6-9 March

Out of the World (N/C 18+)

The very private Leo has issues communicating with others due to past trauma and only lives for his music

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5-8 March

Run Hide Fight (N/C 18+)

It’s High School Die Hard as Zoe uses her survival skills to outsmart killers who invade her school.

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1 March

The GFF21 Online Quiz with Stayin Inn

The quiz is a GFF institution and this year, like everything else, it's going digital

Image for Riders of Justice (N/C 15+)
26 February - 1 March

Riders of Justice (N/C 15+)

An inspired cocktail of uproarious black comedy and shocking violence

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27 February - 2 March

Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché (N/C 12+)

Documentary tells the story of punk star Poly Styrene, proclaimed by Billboard as ‘one of the least conventional front-persons in rock history’

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27 February - 2 March

Redemption of a Rogue (N/C 15+)

The wonderful first feature from award-winning playwright Philip Doherty squeezes tar-black comedy and soulful reflections from an irresistible Groundhog Day-style premise

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28 February - 3 March

Shorta (N/C 15+)

An intelligent nailbiter of a film.

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2-5 March

Preparations to be Together (...) (N/C 15+)

A multi-layered rumination on love, fate and the blurry lines between desire, obsession and reality.

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3-6 March

Sweetheart (N/C 15+)

A sharply observed coming-of-age story that will make you wince and laugh in painful recognition of universal truths.

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5-8 March

Rosa's Wedding (N/C 15+)

​The latest film from Icíar Bollaín is the feel-good comedy that we all need right now.

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5-8 March

Surge (N/C 18+)

​B​en Whishaw gives an award-winning performance as a man careering towards a breakdown in Surge.

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25-28 February

My Favorite War (N/C 12+)

Archive footage, family photos, interviews and animation combine to provide a sense of life in Latvia during the Soviet rule of the 1970s and 1980s

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25-28 February

The Mauritanian (N/C 15+)

Justice seems an impossible dream in The Mauritanian, a powerful adaptation of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s bestselling memoir

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25-28 February

Spring Tide (N/C 12+)

Yang Lina’s award-winning Spring Tide charts the experiences of three generations of Chinese women living under the same roof.

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25-28 February

Mekong 2030 (N/C 15+)

Five Southeast Asian filmmakers present their visions and fears for the future

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26 February - 1 March

Steelers (N/C 12+)

Who says you can’t be an ace rugby player and a fabulous drag queen?

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26 February - 1 March

My Wonderful Wanda (N/C 15+)

A privileged family find their comfortable lives forever changed by a stranger in their midst

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6-9 March

Cowboys (N/C 15+)

Anna Kerrigan’s award-winning debut shows a rare understanding of the complexities and challenges of modern family life.

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7-10 March

Spring Blossom (N/C 12+)

Suzanne Lindon’s remarkably assured directorial debut will close Glasgow Film Festival 2021

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4-7 March

Gagarine (N/C 12+)

A bittersweet celebration of community, love and shooting for the stars.

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5-8 March

Expensive Shit (N/C 18+)

Adura Onashile's short follows a Nigerian toilet attendant who manipulates unsuspecting women in a Glasgow nightclub

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28 February - 3 March

Apples (N/C 12+)

Any fan of Charlie Kaufman or Yorgos Lanthimos will love this haunting first feature from director Christos Nikou.

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6-9 March

The Dissident (N/C 15+)

The latest documentary from Oscar-winning director Bryan Fogel explores the shocking murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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1-4 March

Back to the Wharf (N/C 12+)

The extraordinary events of one day reverberate down the years in Li Xiaofeng’s haunting noir-tinged drama.

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6-9 March

American Badger (N/C 18+)

FrightFest present this gritty and turbo-driven hard action thriller

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5-8 March

Welcome II the Terrordome (N/C 18+)

A landmark in British cinema, Welcome II the Terrordome is the first film directed by a Black British woman to receive a UK theatrical release

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7-10 March

Angelou on Burns (U)

American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou’s journeys to Ayrshire to visit the birthplace of fellow poet Robert Burns

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5-8 March

A Family Called Abrew (U)

Director Maureen Blackwood sketches the family tree of the Abrew's, a unique showbiz family

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5-8 March

City Hall (N/C 12+)

Fred Wiseman’s portrait of Boston’s city government is a love letter to civic responsibility and democratic values.

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26 February - 1 March

The Last Ones (N/C 12+)

Selected as Estonia’s entry for the International Feature Film category of the Oscars, watch rivalries boil over into betrayal, violence and a fight for survival.

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7-10 March

Tree Fellers (U)

The often forgotten story of the Belizean lumberjacks who arrived to Scotland to help Britain during the war

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4-7 March

Our Midnight (N/C 15+)

If you love the early films of Jim Jarmusch or the endless possibilities of a night with Richard Linklater then Our Midnight is for you

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7-10 March

The X in Scotland (U)

The importance of Malcolm X to today's African and Asian Scots, and the issue of race within Scotland.

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5-8 March

Tina (N/C 15+)

An emotion-charged celebration of a star who remains simply the best

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26 February - 1 March

Castro's Spies (N/C 12+)

A documentary about an elite group of undercover agents that is as tense as any John le Carré novel.

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6 March

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In (N/C 15+)

An exploration of leadership and mental toughness, and a celebration of one of football’s greatest careers.

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27 February - 2 March

Black Bear (N/C 15+)

Lawrence Michael Levine’s disturbing, darkly comic tale constantly surprises as it brutally blurs the boundaries between life and art.

Image for Handsome (N/C 12+)
28 February - 3 March

Handsome (N/C 12+)

A moving, sometimes uncomfortable documentary that takes an honest look at the brother’s relationship.

Image for Enemies of the State (N/C 15+)
28 February - 3 March

Enemies of the State (N/C 15+)

An American family becomes entangled in secrets when their son is targeted by the government.

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2-5 March

BIG vs SMALL (N/C 15+)

An energetic and inspirational documentary that profiles Joana Andrade, Portugal’s first female big wave surfer.

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5-8 March

First Cow (N/C 15+)

​Acclaimed filmmaker Kelly Reichardt once again trains her distinct and perceptive eye on the Pacific Northwest

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3-6 March

Limbo (N/C 15+)

Ben Sharrock’s critically adored Limbo is a wry, funny and poignant cross-cultural satire.

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6-9 March

Dreams on Fire (N/C 15+)

Dreams on Fire is a vibrant and intoxicating look into Japanese dance and subculture communities.

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28 February - 3 March

Victim(s) (N/C 15+)

A compelling account of teenage knife crime and a society keen to judge rather than understand.

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7-10 March

There is No Evil (N/C 15+)

​Winner of the Berlin Golden Bear, Mohammad Rasoulof’s brilliant anthology powerfully confronts the realities of life under an autocratic regime.

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6-9 March

Vicious Fun (N/C 18+)

With its terrific balance of horror and humour, Cody Calahan’s nostalgia-fest is both vicious and fun.

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4-7 March

Wildland (N/C 15+)

A dark, chilling crime drama that marks director Jeanette Nordahl as a talent to watch.

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5-8 March

The Woman with Leopard Shoes (N/C 18+)

Alexis Bruchon’s impressively old school yet ultra-modern noir thriller that twists, turns and twists again.

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27 February - 2 March

Underplayed (N/C 15+)

An intimate and revealing look at the personal journeys of many talented and vibrant women making their mark within the electronic music scene.

Image for The Toll (N/C 18+)
25-28 February

The Toll (N/C 18+)

​This Welsh thriller mixes the dark comedy of the Coen Brothers with the antihero of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns.

Image for Truman & Tennessee (N/C 15+)
1-4 March

Truman & Tennessee (N/C 15+)

This poignant documentary captures the relationship between two literary giants that journeyed from fond regard to bitchy disdain and back again.

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4-7 March

Voice of Silence (N/C 15+)

A beautifully shot, bittersweet crime caper with an award-winning performance from Burning’s Yoo Ah-in.

Image for Undergods (N/C 18+)
26 February - 1 March

Undergods (N/C 18+)

An anthology film that will take you on an ill-fated journey through a dystopian Europe.

Image for A Brixton Tale (N/C 15+)
6-9 March

A Brixton Tale (N/C 15+)

A star-crossed romance confronting class, race and love in modern Britain.

Image for Yer Old Faither (N/C 12+)
6-9 March

Yer Old Faither (N/C 12+)

An affectionate documentary about an extraordinary Glaswegian.

Image for The Swordsman (N/C 15+)
28 February - 3 March

The Swordsman (N/C 15+)

A wonderful blend of epic fight scenes and heartfelt drama that is sure to have you hooked right up until its exhilarating climax.

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