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FESTIVALS UK

Micmacs, Legacy to bookend Glasgow

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs [+see also:
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will be the opening night gala of the 6th annual Glasgow Film Festival (February 18-28). The closing night gala is the world premiere of Legacy, a thriller by British/Nigerian director Thomas Ikimi, shot in Glasgow and produced by Glasgow production house Black Camel Pictures.

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Other highlights include the UK premiere of I Am Love [+see also:
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interview: Luca Guadagnino - director
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, Julian Fellowes’ latest film From Time To Time, Venice Golden Lion winner Lebanon [+see also:
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, Toronto People’s Choice winner The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, Berlin Silver Bear winner About Elly, London’s Sutherland Trophy winner Ajami [+see also:
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, Golden Leopard winner She, a Chinese [+see also:
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and San Sebastian’s Golden Shell winner City of Life and Death.

Festival co-director Allison Gardner commented, “It has been an incredible year for the Glasgow Film Festival and we have been quite overwhelmed by both the quantity and quality of the films that have been offered to us. We received more than 800 submissions from all around the globe, which is a great endorsement of Glasgow’s growing position within the film community. We have compiled a wide-ranging programme to suit all tastes and maintained the amazing value of our ticket prices and deals to ensure that Glasgow remains a festival accessible to all.”

The Festival has also announced a new award, named after the pioneering Scottish artist filmmaker Margaret Tait (1918-1999), for artists working with film and video. Supported by The Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen and in partnership with LUX, the Margaret Tait Award will recognise artists who are experimental, innovative and who work within film and moving image. The winner will receive a £10,000 commission to make a new piece of work for Glasgow Film Festival 2011.

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