15th - 26th February
Yesterday marked the first full day of this year's Glasgow Film Festival. Showing over 100 films, the GFF is one of the leading UK film festivals. It's guaranteed to be a fun and welcoming event which breathes life in to the already bustling city and nightlife, it's an event that really shouldn't be missed.
This year there is umpteen world cinema screenings at the event including many new releases as well as some bona-fide classics!
Some of the main highlights include the new Korean Thriller 'Age of Shadows' directed by Kim Jee-woon(I Saw The Devil/A Bittersweet Life). There is also screenings of the new Indonesian action film from the team that brought you The Raid and starring Iko Uwais 'Headshot'.
Some promising Independent films will be screened such as the 2014 Korean film How To Steal A Dog based on the novel by Barbara O'Connor. There is a Canadian/Chinese production Old Stone which will have the director Johnny Ma in attendance. And one that I am extremely excited about is a new anime release A Silent Voice directed by Naoka Yamada(K-On!).
For fans of the golden age of Japanese cinema, there is a retrospective on Toshiro Mifune. Including screenings of the 2015 documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai, there is also some of his classic work being shown including Seven Samurai, Yojimbo and Rashomon. What's even better is that they fall under the Festival for A Fiver category. Which means you can see Seven Samurai on the big screen for £5!
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are many reasons to visit Glasgow Film Festival 2017. For a list of all their screenings and more information visit their official website. Have fun!