The tenth Glasgow Film Festival (GFF 14) begins today (20 February), with a raft of filmic delights for every taste, as well as themed events happening across the city in an array of unusual venues.
Opening with the UK premiere of Wes Anderson’s latest offering, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and rounding things off with Under the skin, which was partly filmed in Glasgow and stars screen siren Scarlett Johansson, the Festival looks to be celebrating its tenth birthday in style.
Themes of GFF 14 include: 1939 – Hooray for Hollywood, a retrospective of the golden years of cinema including screenings of classics such as Goodbye Mr Chips and Of Mice and Men; CineChile, a fascinating insight into the rapidly flourishing world of Chilean film and recurring ‘fests within the fest’ such as the Music in Film Festival and the ever-popular Frightfest will be making a comeback, too.
Other highlights include a weekend of food and film, taking place at the Merchant City’s Briggait between 21-23 February. Screenings of Goodfellas, Withnail & I and When Harry Met Sally will be accompanied with some of the finest fresh food, courtesy of flavour aficionados, The Glasgow Street Food Cartel.
Now the largest film festival in the UK outside of London, GFF owes much of its success to the voracious film-loving Glasgow audience. So if you love film, head to a GFF venue over the next few days and show your support for this fantastic event.