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13th Glasgow festival to kick off with John Butler’s Handsome Devil

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- Robert Mullan’s Mad to Be Normal to close festival

13th Glasgow festival to kick off with John Butler’s Handsome Devil
Handsome Devil by John Butler

The 13th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival (15-26 February) will open with the European Premiere of John Butler’s Handsome Devil [+see also:
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and close with the World Premiere of Robert Mullan’s Mad to Be Normal. UK Premieres include Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro [+see also:
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, Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey [+see also:
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, Cate Shortland’s Berlin Syndrome and Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope [+see also:
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Q&A: Aki Kaurismäki
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while there will be first Scottish screenings of Paul Verhoeven’s Golden Globe-winning Elle [+see also:
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, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire [+see also:
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, Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest [+see also:
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interview: Lone Scherfig
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, Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper [+see also:
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interview: Artemio Benki
interview: Olivier Assayas
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, and Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling [+see also:
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. In all, the festival boasts nine World and International Premieres, 65 UK Premieres and 67 Scottish Premieres. The festival will also have a focus on new Canadian cinema. 

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Returning for its second year, the festival’s Industry Focus (22-24 February) will feature events including a producing masterclass with Christine Vachon, Finance Forum sessions on international co-production and opportunities for women and an Independent Producers Scotland conversation on the future of the Scottish film industry with BBC Head of Film Joe Oppenheimer, Film4 Head of Production Tracey Josephs, Senior Production and Development Executive for the BFI’s Film Fund Lizzie Francke and Director, Screen at Creative ScotlandNatalie Usher.

Allan Hunter, Glasgow Film Festival co-director said, “I am thrilled that the 2017 festival is bringing so many UK premieres to Glasgow audiences. The latest Aki Kaurismäki heartbreaker The Other Side Of Hope and Cate Shortland’s keenly awaited Berlin Syndrome head straight from Berlin to Glasgow. Other key UK premieres range from Raoul Peck’s utterly brilliant documentary I Am Not Your Negro to the screen version of A.L. Kennedy’s Original Bliss (Original Bliss [+see also:
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interview: Sven Taddicken
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) and more than 60 others. The programme is bursting with must see new movies."

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