Glasgow Film Festival

Sanctuary – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Margaret Qualley and Christopher Abbott act out their fantasies in Zachary Wigon's thriller about a dominatrix and her wealthy client.

BlackBerry – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Canadian indie filmmaker Matt Johnson crafts an offbeat drama about the creation of a since-slain mobile phone giant.

Glasgow Film Festival has lined up a cavalcade of premieres for 2023

By Charles Bramesco

Adura Onashile's debut Girl will open the fest, and Nida Manzoor's Polite Society will close it out.

Blind Ambition – first-look review

By Jojo Ajisafe

Tagged as the Cool Runnings of wine tasting, this documentary tells the true story of Zimbabwean sommeliers.

Seven glimpses outward from the Glasgow Film Festival 2022

By Anton Bitel

We survey the most exciting titles screening at Glasgow’s premiere annual celebration of film.

Creation Stories – first-look review

By Josh Slater-Williams

This muddled biopic of music industry figurehead Alan McGee features some truly disastrous cameo appearances.

What to see at the virtual Glasgow Film Festival 2021

By David Jenkins

Scotland’s first digital-only festival is bursting with cinematic treats, including 48 UK premieres.

Ewen Bremner’s sausage and other highlights from the 2020 Glasgow Film Festival

By David Jenkins

A career-best Simon Pegg and a Sudanese teen movie we’re also on the menu at this year’s GFF.

Female voices are at the centre of the 2020 Glasgow Film Festival

By Little White Lies

The upcoming edition of GFF features an entire day of features directed by women.

Female directors open and close the 2020 Glasgow Film Festival

By David Jenkins

Alice Winocour’s Proxima and Coky Giedroyc’s How to Build a Girl are among the highlights of the 16th GFF.

The best new films at the 2019 Glasgow Film Festival

By Josh Slater-Williams

Highlights from this year’s programme, including a tribute to legendary DoP Robby Müller.

Beats – first look review

By Josh Slater-Williams

Two best friends have the night of their young lives in Brian Welsh’s rave-era coming-of-ager.

The true story of Montgomery Clift, as told by his youngest nephew

By Christina Newland

Making Montgomery Clift explodes the myths surrounding the Hollywood star and queer icon.

David Dastmalchian on poverty and abuse drama All Creatures Here Below

By Josh Slater-Williams

The character actor and screenwriter talks presenting truth on screen, and what he’s learned from his time in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.

Glasgow Film Festival presents… 1969: End of Innocence

By Little White Lies

The ever-industrious Scottish festival is a LWLies fave, and they’re taking a journey back to the Summer of Love.

Explore the films of Elaine May at the 2019 Glasgow Film Festival

By David Jenkins

A full retrospective of this beloved director’s work caps off a tantalising programme.

Jonah Hill’s Mid90s to open the 2019 Glasgow Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

This year’s GFF kicks off with the actor’s directorial debut, while Brian Welsh’s Beats closes proceedings.

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