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Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Line-up Announced

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The 17th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) has announced their festival line-up that includes six world premieres, 2 European premiers and 49 UK premieres. The festival was initially planned for a hybrid event but has now been moved fully online between February 24th and March 7th.

Allison Gardner, CEO of Glasgow Film and Glasgow Film Festival Co-director, said: “Glasgow Film Festival 2021 may look different to previous years, but what has not changed is the quality of incredible films from across the world that we are bringing to our audiences. The programme is filled with gems, but a few of my highlights must include Ben Sharrock’s bewitching tale of a refugee in Scotland Limbo, charming coming-of-age romance Sweetheart, Mads Mikkelsen’s stand-out performance in Riders of Justice, stunning and compelling documentary BIG vs SMALL, and Gunda, a farmyard story of a sow and her piglets that will steal your heart.”

The festival had already announced its opening gala Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari and closing gala Suzanne Lindon’s Spring Blossoms. GFF has now given these muchly anticipated films some great company including Lawrence Michael Levine’s Black Bear, Ben Sharrock’s Limbo, South Korean Oscar contender The Man Standing Next from Min ho-Woo along with Apples from Christos Nikou.

Allan Hunter, Glasgow Film Festival Co-director, said: “Everyone is staying indoors and keeping safe and we are really excited that the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival can play its part in the home viewing landscape. A terrific selection of new features honours the Glasgow tradition of discovering gems from around the world and showcasing the very finest home-grown productions. Among the many highlights I would single out are an exceptional selection of documentaries led by Frederick Wiseman’s majestic City Hall and Sonia Kenneback’s riveting Enemies Of The State, dazzling first features from talents to watch that include Danish thriller Shorta and the beguiling romance Jumbo, and new works from Festival favourites including Iciar Bollain’s romantic charmer Rosa’s Wedding.”

Tickets for the programme will go on sale at noon on Monday 18 January at www.glasgowfilm.org/festival. Titles will be available to view between 24 February and 7 March on online platform Glasgow Film At Home (https://athome.glasgowfilm.org/), Glasgow Film’s streaming site, launched last year to provide a curated offering of titles available to watch online. It is free to create an account and users can pre-order the GFF21 premieres they want to watch during the festival.

Stay tuned for our five most anticipated films for the festival

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