Glasgow Film Festival 2016 programme announced

    Author Zoe Aresti

The Glasgow Film Festival has announced a stellar programme of film and events taking place from 18 - 28 February. There will be 308 events and 174 films shown across the period.

In its 12th year, the festival will open with the highly-anticipated Hail, Caesar! from the Coen brothers and will close with Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's Oscar-nominated Anomalisa.

Hollywood star Richard Gere will be among the special guests for the UK premiere of his new film Time Out of Mind, in which he’s a homeless man who finds himself adrift in New York and dealing with the possibility of mental illness.

Other notable names attending include director Ben Wheatley, who will support his adaptation of JG Ballard's High-Rise.
Game of Thrones and Skins actor Hannah Murray will also be there to support Bridgend, which examines suicides in a Welsh town in the mid 2000s.

She will be joined by fellow cast members Josh O'Connor (Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders) and Steven Waddington (The Imitation Game, Sleepy Hollow) and director Jeppe Rønde.

Festival co-director Allison Gardner said she was "really delighted" as full details of the 2016 programme were published.

"We've got some exceptional premieres in our Gala strand, a great and thoroughly original line up of documentaries...and a really charming, child-friendly modern families programme.

"The festival keeps moving forward, with new developments like our industry focus conference, whilst also maintaining our roots as an audience-focused festival where everyone can come together to share a love of cinema."

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