GFT in May

This May, GFT celebrate the arrival of spring with a selection of highlights from Glasgow Film Festival 2018, including: thrilling animated adventure from the director of When Marie Was ThereMary and the Witch’s Flower; slow burn thriller earning director Michael Pearce comparisons with Andrea Arnold, Beast, starring rising star Jessie Buckley; described by Peter Bradshaw as “one of the films of the year”, Western; new from 45 Years director Andrew Haigh, Lean on Pete; John Cameron Mitchell’s adaptation of the Neil Gaiman short story How to Talk to Girls at Parties; Oscar-nominated animation The Breadwinner; Lucrecia Martel’s first feature since 2008’s The Headless WomanZama; Ellen Page in zombie thriller The Curedfascinating documentary Filmworker, profiling Stanley Kubrick’s right hand man Leon Vitali; and more.

New releases include: Saoirse Ronan in the latest Ian McEwan adaptation, poignant British drama On Chesil Beach; new from the writer of Juno and Young AdultTully; John Krasinski’s modern horror A Quiet Place; the final performance from the late Sir John Hurt in That Good NightThe Artist director Michael Hazanavicius’ latest film, Redoubtable; winner of the Camera d’Ors at Cannes 2017, riotously entertaining Jeune Femmenew from I Am Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck, The Young Karl Marx; and South Africa’s official entry to the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, The Wound.

Scotland’s annual showcase of the best in Italian cinema returns for 2018 with an exciting, wide-ranging selection from the past twelve months, including new work from Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Abel Ferrara, Roberto De Paolis and Jonas Carpignano. Rescheduled Glasgow Film Festival 2018 event Divas, Despots and Dancing: Assunta Spina with Live Score will take place on 9 May, with live score from The Badwills.

View all Italian Film Festival listings.

The cinema of Mia Hansen-Løve is one based around intimacy and introspection, with the celebrated filmmaker often drawing from her own life to depict complex characters. This May, we celebrate this brilliant director/writer, screening her four latest releases.

View all CineMasters: Mia Hansen-Løve listings.


In celebration of the new digital restoration of A Fistful of Dollars, we’re delighted to screen the iconic Sergio Leone trilogy, including For A Few Dollars More on 35mm, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Multi buy discounts available.

View The Dollars Trilogy listings.

Attending GFT this month is: director Chris Kelly and the Venerable Sovath, for a Q&A following new documentary A Cambodian Spring; award-winning filmmaker Terry Abraham attends for a Q&A after a screening of his documentary profiling mountaineering legend Alan Hinkes; and a panel discussion follows Revolt, She Said: Women and Film after '68: The Girls, a programme exploring the feminist revolution 50 years after the protests of May ’68.

See all Q&A listings here.

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