Friday , 27 May 2022

Glasgow Film Festival features seven queer films

Glasgow Film FestivalThe 12th edition of the world renowned Glasgow Film Festival starts today, and will run until February 28, bringing to the city’s big screen lovers, a programme packed with UK, European and World premieres, and the festival’s trademark pop-up cinema events making new use of some of the city’s most unusual venues.

60 of this year’s films are UK premieres including the latest Joel and Ethan Cohen’s feature “Hail Caesar”, which opens the festival this evening,  Disney’s “Zootropolis”, Charlie Kaufman’s “Anomalisa”, “Time out of mind” starring Richard Gere, and “Demolition, the latest film from Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Valléestarring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Guests confirmed for this year’s festival include, American Holywood star Richard Gere, actress Natalie Dormer who plays Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones promoting the horror film “The Forest” and British director Ben Weathley.

The GFF has also an Audience Award going on where the attendees to the screening of ten selected films will be invite to vote on their favourite with the winner announced at the Closing Gala.

Allan Hunter

Allan Hunter, Glasgow Film Festival Co-Directorsaid: ‘The 2016 Glasgow Film Festival programme is bursting with must-see movies and events.

“I’m excited to introduce audiences to real gems like Pablo Trapero’s gripping crime drama “The Clan” in our Argentine focus, Zhang Yang’s breathtaking Tibetan film “Paths Of The Soul“, and a cracking line-up of Audience Award contenders including the unforgettable, Oscar-nominated “Mustang.” Where else would you want to be in February?’

To help you to decide what films to watch, KaleidoScot selected a list of 7 LGBTQI-themed films showing at various different strands in the programme. And here they are:

1. Departure

2. Eisenstein In Guanajuato

3. From Afar (Desde Allá)

4. Summertime (La belle saison)

5. Ursula Mayer: Medea and Other Films

A programme of films from artist filmmaker and 2014 Jarman Award-winner Ursula Mayer. Medea (2013) is influenced by the late Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film of the same name, while Gonda (2012) responds to the play Ideal by Ayn Rand. They are shown alongside the shorter works Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight (2010) and Cinesexual (2013). Mayer uses film, performance and photography to create cinematic works that are rich in historical resonance. She employs texts and images from film, philosophy, politics and culture, while creating complex and autonomous speculations, on the contemporary human condition.

6. Wildness

7. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

About Luciano Graca

Luciano Graca
Luciano is a Brazilian-born award winning digital journalist based in Glasgow who gets inspired by people and their stories. He is fascinated by youth culture and is a music aficionado.

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