I cannot believe it but it has nearly been a year since the last time we spoke about the Glasgow Film Festival, but here we are. And From 24 February to 7 March, GFF will host 6 World premieres, 2 European premieres, 49 UK premieres all online of course. Lets face it due to Covid this is the world we live in, but honestly this is not going to be ruining the festival, because at the end of the day we are still going to be able to see some fantastic movies.
I see that the thought of fantastic movies has kept you here and now you are thinking, well what movies do they have offer?
To that I would say Great question my friend and they have movies such as:
Minari, starring The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun – this is the film about a Korean family chasing the American dream. Honestly watching the trailer for this one nearly made me cry, it looks brilliant.
Black Bear, starring Aubrey Plaza – A filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks solace from her tumultuous past at a rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and surprising ways.
Riders of Justice – A Danish Tale of Revenge starring the always awesome Mads Mikkelsen
Riders of Justice/ Retfærdighedens Ryttere
Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen
Produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Sidsel Hybschmann
Photo Credit:ROLF KONOW is a must
Beyond that Glasgow Film Festival have also teamed up with Shanghai Film Festival, who are bringing two incredible films to our programmer: Back to the Wharf from director Xiaofeng Li which follows the events of one day across the years as a star pupil (Yu Zhang) finds his university place given to another boy; and Yang Lina’s Spring Tide which charts the experiences of three generations of Chinese women living under one roof. GFF will then take a programmer of Scottish cinema to Shanghai for the next edition of their festival in June 2021.
And then they spoil us more a lot of local Scottish Talent. So many out there will not know this but Scotland is home so many Talented Artists and the Glasgow Film Festival will be the perfect place to see this in action.
I know there will be some cynics out there that wont see the point in an online festival but I believe Allison Gardner, CEO of Glasgow Film and Glasgow Film Festival Co-director, says it best : “Glasgow Film Festival 2021 may look different to previous years, but what has not changed is the quality of incredible films from across the world that we are bringing to our audiences. The programmer is filled with gems, but a few of my highlights must include Ben Sharrock’s bewitching tale of a refugee in Scotland Limbo, charming coming-of-age romance Sweetheart, Mads Mikkelsen’s stand-out performance in Riders of Justice and stunning and compelling documentary BIG vs SMALL.
This festival has a wonderful sense of diversity and community around it and it really is worth checking out, so if like me you caught the cinema bug then check out this link and I hope you all enjoy.