SUN 23 FEB MON 24 FEB
TUE 25 FEB
GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL
MOOD INDIGO POTHOLING EXPEDITION
From Michel Gondry, the director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes another wonderfully inventive love story. Mood Indigo is based on Boris Vian’s 1947 novel Froth on the Daydream, and concerns a loved-up couple, Colin and Chloe, whose lives
are transformed when she is found to have a water lily growing in her lung. Playing the two leads are French stars Audrey Tautou (Amélie herself) and Romain Duris (Populaire, The Beat that My Heart Skipped). If the trailer is anything to go by, you can expect buckets of surrealism and whimsy, and an achingly romantic story that
plays out in a fantasy version of gay Paris. GFT, Glasgow, Sun 23 & Mon 24 Feb.
Have you heard about the underground vaults beneath Glasgow’s Central Station? This tantalising event takes a small group
of adventurous cinema-goers down into the underbelly of Scotland’s busiest train station for a spine-tingling movie experience. The
i lm is a surprise but we’ve been told it’s been picked to perfectly suit its surroundings, so
expect something dark, subterranean and just a little scary. This is the i rst time that the public has ever been allowed into this space, making it a very unique event indeed. Given the limited
space we imagine it will sell out fast. Central Station, Glasgow, Mon 24–Thu 27 Feb.
Joanna Hogg’s third feature Exhibition is a portrait of two artists (played by former
Slits guitarist Viv Albertine and real-life artist Liam Gillick) preparing to sell their exquisite modernist London townhouse. Hogg follows up her acclaimed i lms Unrelated (2007) and Archipelago (2010) with another study of
characters who, at i rst glance, aren’t the most likeable. Her i lms aren’t for everyone: they’re light on story and often relish uncomfortable interactions. But Hogg achieves something
most i lmmakers don’t: she manages to capture a glimpse of the true complexity of
human life and relationships. Cineworld, Glasgow, Tue 25 & Wed 26 Feb.
FOR FANS OF: WHIMSY AND ROMANCE FOR FANS OF: SMALL SPACES AND
FOR FANS OF: EXPERIMENTAL FILM,
WITH A GALLIC TWIST
URBAN EXPLORATION CHARACTER STUDIES AND AWKWARD MOMENTS
SAT 1 MAR
SUN 2 MAR DON’T FORGET
THE PAST UNDER THE SKIN
It’s hard to forget the complex and nuanced family dramas of Iranian i lmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who has previously impressed with About Elly (2009) and the Oscar-winning A Separation (2011). His latest i lm, The Past, which premiered at Cannes last year, is
The closing i lm of this year’s festival is the highly-anticipated adaptation of Scotland- based Dutch novelist Michel Faber’s chilling and unforgettable story of a cannibalistic
alien seductress who drives through Scotland picking up unsuspecting hitchhikers. Jonathan
another intimate tale. An Iranian man Ahmad Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) has created an
(Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris to i nalise a divorce with his French wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo), who has started a new relationship with Samir (Tahar Rahim), but it’s not long before a revelation disrupts the group dynamics. Fans of Farhadi’s previous work will know to expect an intelligent interrogation of human relationships.
eerie, philosophical thriller that has already picked up i ve-star reviews from critics at
the Venice Film Festival. For those who know Glasgow, there’s a special thrill in seeing
Scarlett Johansson cruising through the city’s grey streets trying to attract passing men who were totally unaware of the i lm being shot.
Cineworld, Glasgow, Sat 1 & Sun 2 Mar. GFT, Glasgow, Sun 2 Mar.
FOR FANS OF: WORLD CINEMA AND FOR FANS OF: ARTHOUSE HORROR AND
GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Taking place over four r days before the main n i lm festival starts, GSFF has a packed
programme of Scottish h and international works, s,
plus this year there’s a special focus on
sound and image (see our music previews on n page 68 and 86). We were particularly intrigued by The Borscht Corporation (CCA, Fri 14, Sun 16 Feb, pictured), a Miami-based, no-budget
i lmmaking collective who’ll be showing a selection of their anarchic shorts portraying a very different side of the Floridian city. Read about other events at GSFF on pages 63 and
67. Various venues, Thu 13–Sun 16 Feb.
GLASGOW YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
This year’s GYFF, the only i lm festival in Europe curated by 15 to 17-year-olds,
focuses on the theme of teenage life. Read about their workshops and events on page 37 and full listings on page 64. Various venues, Sun
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INTRICATE DRAMA SCOTLAND ON THE BIG SCREEN
2–Wed 12 Feb.
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