GFT in January and February

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Mary Queen of Scots

The GFT January/February 2019 brochure is available to view here. 

GFT brings in the new year with a programme packed with informative special events, visiting international festivals, specially curated seasons and a whole host of hotly anticipated new releases, including: Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie in Mary Queen of Scots; Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark and riotously entertaining award-winner The Favourite (GFT Preview Screening: Sunday 30 December); insightful documentary The Judge, about the first woman appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a courts; a sparkling new digital restoration of Jean Cocteau’s magical Orphée; a Japanese zombie movie destined to become a cult classic, One Cut of the Dead; Wash Westmoreland’s Colette, based on the true story of French novelist Colette; Jon S. Baird’s funny and poignant tribute to two of cinema’s most enduring icons, Stan & Ollie; an exclusive preview week of Capernaum; winner of Best Film from the National Board of Review, Green Book; Monsters and Men starring BlacKkKlansman’s John David Washington; and the latest from Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk, among much more.

See What’s On at GFT here. 

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The Favourite

Upcoming special events at GFT include: a special preview screening of the latest from Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite, starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachael Weisz; deeply moving documentary Island of the Hungry Ghosts + Q&A with director Gabrielle Brady and the trauma counselor featured in the film, Poh Lin Lee; a celebratory screening of Brigadoon to mark Burns Night; a special Valentine’s Day double bill offer of The Lady Eve and The Wedding Singer; and Dirt Road to Lafayette + Q&A with Neil Sutcliffe, presented in association with Celtic Connections 2019.

See all Q&A screenings here.

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The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum

CineMasters: Margarethe von Trotta

The first female director to win the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, Margarethe von Trotta has made some of the most trailblazing films of the past five decades. One of the most gifted – but often overlooked – directors to come from the New German Cinema movement alongside Fassbinder and Herzog, von Trotta has never shied away from topics that resonate with contemporary lives and prompt revolutionary discussions.

See all CineMasters: Margarethe von Trotta listings here.

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Queens of Comedy: Sister Act

BFI: Comedy Genius

The BFI is staging the UK’s greatest ever celebration of film and TV comedy this winter; from boundary-pushing writers and performers who say the unsayable, to silent slapstick heroes of the past and disreputable and anarchic voices of the present, this season celebrates the best-loved works of comic genius, with an array of talent taking part throughout the season. We are getting in on the joke with this short season of classic comedies.

See all BFI: Comedy Genius listings here.

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FOKUS: Films from Germany

This year, Fokus presents a particularly exciting and eclectic snapshot from the contemporary film scene in Germany, including In the Aisles starring Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann) and Conny Plank: The Potential of Noise.

See all Fokus: Films from Germany listings here.

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