|Wow - Glasgow Film Festival 2013 line-up is MASSIVE|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Thursday, 17 January 2013 06:51|
Cloud Atlas. Welcome to the Punch. Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing. The Paperboy. Stoker. The Place Beyond the Pines. They're all premiering at a film festival this year. Not London. Not Edinburgh. Not even Cambridge. Nope. This is Glasgow Film Festival. And judging by the 2013 line-up, it means business.
368 screenings will take place in the Scottish city, including a whopping 57 UK premieres. Kicking off on Valentine's Day with the UK premiere of Populaire, starring Roman Duris and Berenice Bejo (her off The Artist) and finishing on Oscars night (24th Feb) with the Buffy creator's take on Shakespeare, it's no understatement to say that this is ambitious. In fact, it's the festival's biggest ever programme.
There was a time when Glasgow's film calendar had the Scottish leg of FrightFest to look forward to. Now, that's part of the Glasgow line-up: a two-day festival within a festival.
Other UK premieres over the rest of the event include Abritrage (including an awards-nominated turn from Richard Gere), Neil Jordan's Byzantium, which stars Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan, Michael Winterbottom's The Look of Love, and Jessica Chastain in Mama.
And then there's all the other stuff, from a short film festival and a youth film festival to a Jimmy Cagney retrospective and a look at the crossover between cinema and videogames. Oh, and a big-screen showing of Game of Thrones (Neil Marshall's Blackwater - obviously) with a panel discussion.
For the full Glasgow Film Festival 2013 line-up and to book tickets, visit Glasgow. And also the official site: http://www.glasgowfilm.org/festival/.