×

Films by Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog, Paul Verhoeven Headline Glasgow Festival

The latest films from Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog, Paul Verhoeven, Ben Wheatley, Francois Ozon and Olivier Assayas headline next month’s Glasgow Film Festival, an event whose profile has grown in recent years.

The program boasts 310 events and screenings of more than 180 films from 38 countries, including nine world or international premieres, three European premieres and 65 U.K. premieres.

As previously announced, the festival in Scotland will open with the European premiere of John Butler’s Irish coming-of-age drama “Handsome Devil,” which debuted at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival last September. It will close with the world premiere of locally produced biopic “Mad to Be Normal,” directed by Robert Mullan and starring David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing. The film also features Elisabeth Moss, Gabriel Byrne and Michael Gambon.

Cate Shortland’s “Berlin Syndrome” (pictured), which has its world premiere Friday at Sundance, will see its U.K. premiere in Glasgow. Other U.K. premieres include Raoul Peck’s documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which won the People’s Choice Award following its world premiere at Toronto and has since gone on to win a raft of other awards; Aki Kaurismaki’s “The Other Side of Hope,” which will world-premiere at the Berlin Film Festival; and Herzog’s “Salt and Fire.”

Verhoeven’s Golden Globe-winning “Elle,” Assayas’ “Personal Shopper,” Wheatley’s “Free Fire,” Lone Scherfig’s “Their Finest,” Ozon’s “Frantz,” and Malick’s “Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey” will all see their first screening in Scotland at the Glasgow fest. All had their U.K. premieres at last October’s London Film Festival.

The 13th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival runs Feb. 15-26.

For full lineup see: http://glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-film-festival

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Yoji Yamada-directed film is to open

    Tokyo Market: Shochiku Launches Horror, Comedy and Mystery Lineup

    Major Japanese studio, Shochiku has the honor of leading off next week’s Tokyo International Film Festival with its “Tora-san, Wish You Were Here.” The film is a revival of a beloved in-house drama franchise, directed by veteran Yoji Yamada, that is set as the event’s opening night gala presentation. Before that, the company has the [...]

  • The Truth

    Singapore Festival to Focus on Asian Excellence for 30th Edition

    For its 30th edition the Singapore International Film Festival has avoided programming novelty and instead focused on assembling excellence – mostly indie titles — from Asia and further afield. The festival, which previously announced local filmmaker Anthony Chen’s second feature “Wet Season” as its opening night gala presentation, announced the balance of its programming on [...]

  • Isabela Moner Dora the Explorer

    Film News Roundup: Isabela Merced Boards Jason Momoa's 'Sweet Girl' for Netflix

    In today’s film news roundup, Isabela Merced get cast opposite Jason Momoa, “Starbright” gets financing and AFM announces its speakers. CASTING Isabela Merced, formerly Isabela Moner, has come on board to portray the daughter of Jason Momoa in his upcoming revenge thriller “Sweet Girl” for Netflix. Momoa will play a devastated man who vows to [...]

  • Walt Disney HQ LA

    Disney Seeks to Throw Out Gender Pay Gap Lawsuit

    The Walt Disney Co. is seeking to throw out a lawsuit alleging that women employees are paid less than men, arguing that the suit is too sprawling and unwieldy to handle as a class action. Andrus Anderson LLP filed the suit in April, alleging that Disney’s hiring and pay practices have a discriminatory effect on [...]

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Christian Bale, Matt Damon to Campaign in Lead Actor Category for 'Ford v Ferrari'

    Christian Bale and Matt Damon will both campaign in the lead actor category for awards for their work in Fox’s upcoming “Ford v Ferrari,” Variety has learned. “Ford v Ferrari” follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), who [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content