Two new Ewan McGregor movies are to premiere at Glasgow Film Festival
Ewan McGregor also features alongside Rhys Ifans in a dysfunctional family comedy based on Swedish novel Mother, Couch. The festival will also feature a retrospective screening of Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave, which was set in Edinburgh and filmed in Glasgow before its release in 1995.
The 20th edition of Scotland’s largest film festival will run from 28 February to 10 March at Glasgow Film Theatre - itself celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024 - plus venues across the city.
Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) 2024 will open with the UK premiere of Rose Glass’s new thriller Love Lies Bleeding starring Kristen Stewart, and close with the world premiere of Janey, following Scottish stand-up comedian Janey Godley as she embarks on her final live tour following her terminal cancer diagnosis.
World and international premieres include Tummy Monster, a hallucinogenic dark drama by Glasgow director Ciaran Lyons, starring rising Scottish star Lorn Macdonald; the big screen adaptation of blackly comic novel Bucky F*cking Dent, written by, directed by and starring David Duchovny, and a new restoration of Billy Connolly: Big Banana Feet, the rarely-seen documentary shot during his 1975 tour of Ireland.
UK premieres include Cynthia Erivo as a Liberian refugee who befriends Alia Shawkat’s American tour guide in Drift, and Viggo Mortensen directing and starring in Western epic The Dead Don’t Hurt.
Allison Gardner, CEO of Glasgow Film and Director of GFF, said: “I am extremely proud to have been here for every one of Glasgow Film Festival’s 20 editions. My thanks goes to everyone who has helped us to get this far. Many, many people have worked incredibly hard to make this the friendliest film festival in the world.
"One of my highlights of GFF is our Audience Award, this year sponsored by MUBI. The Audience Award supports emerging talent and it’s a joy to see these films play in front of our dedicated audiences. Watch all 8 of our hand picked films and support these directors at the early stages of their directing careers.
"Over the years, at Glasgow Film Festival, we have supported Scottish films and talent. Something that we are very proud to have done and this year is no exception."
"We also champion Scottish films from our past and this year we have some fantastic anniversaries to honour. Shallow Grave is 30 years old and Glaswegian Lynne Ramsay’s debut feature Ratcatcher screening from a new 4K print is 25 years old. Our motto is ‘Cinema For All’ and we strive to bring the best films from around the world to Glasgow."
Across 12 packed days, the GFF programme boasts 11 world and international premieres, 69 UK premieres and 15 Scottish premieres, from 44 countries.