Kristen Stewart tops bill for Glasgow Film Festival’s 20th anniversary

The festival will open with the UK premiere of Love Lies Bleeding, starring Kristen Stewart as Lou – a reclusive gym owner who falls for an ambitious bodybuilder from a criminal family.

Glasgow Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a special programme of events coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the city’s arthouse cinema.

The famous Glasgow Film Theatre opened in 1974 after it developed from its first incarnation as Scotland’s first-ever purpose-built arthouse cinema – which opened in 1939.

Glasgow Film Festival (GFF), the cinema’s celebration of independent filmmaking from around the world, launched in 2005.

The festival will run from 28 February to 10 March and will feature 11 international premieres, 69 UK premieres and 15 Scottish premieres.

It will open with the UK premiere of Love Lies Bleeding, starring Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart as Lou – a reclusive gym owner who falls for an ambitious bodybuilder from a criminal family.

Highlights include The Teachers’ Lounge, shortlisted for an Oscar for Best International Film, about an idealistic young teacher in Germany who gets involved when one of her students is suspected of theft.

Special screenings will include The Wizard Of Oz at Cottiers Theatre in Glasgow’s West End, and Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic Pulp Fiction in 35mm, as well as Female Trouble, from 1974, with a live drag show, at Barras Art and Design.

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See Glasgow Film Festival event calendar information here.

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