In its thirteenth year, the Glasgow Film Festival runs from the 15th through to the 26th of this month, showcasing a range of movies with various strands celebrating different types of cinema. My picks from the fest’s brochure are as follows…
After a string of very good and very different movies including Kill List, Sightseers and Down Terrace, acclaimed innovative director Ben Wheatley is back with Free Fire, a gun-running crime drama featuring Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson and Armie Hammer.
Twilight star Kristen Stewart is haunted in Personal Shopper, a ghost story set in the fashion underworld of Paris. After critical success at the Cannes Film Festival last year, this is set to make quite an impact with audiences.
Trespass Against Us
Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender are father and son in Adam Smith’s gypsy crime drama Trespass Against Us, which tells the story of the Cutler family. It has enjoyed praise on the festival circuit thus far and is set for a general release in March.
Best: All by Myself
Irishman George Best is one of the most fascinating players to ever grace the football pitch. With an incredible talent marred by a drink problem, Daniel Gordon’s documentary explores his addiction.
French actress Isabelle Hupper is nominated for an Academy Award for her turn in Paul Verhoeven’s psychological thriller Elle. Based on the novel Oh… by Philippe Dijan, the story follows a woman’s plot for revenge after she is brutally attacked and raped in her home.
Find all the information on this year’s brochure online at the Glasgow Film Festival website.