Film festival of the week: Glasgow Film Festival, various venues
Friday 08 February 2013
The ninth run of this fast-growing festival strikes a romantic note with its opening and closing galas, French comedy Populaire and Joss Whedon's Much Ado about Nothing.
Dates for the diary in between include a whopping 57 UK premieres, ranging from the resurgent Wachowski siblings' Cloud Atlas to Park Chan-wook's elegantly wicked Stoker (starring a revelatory Mia Wasikowska) and Ryan Gosling's reunion with Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance in The Place Beyond the Pines.
Art-films corralled under the Crossing the Line banner include Apichatpong Weerasethakul's latest; James Cagney gets the retrospective embrace; sci-fi fans can dock in a well-stuffed Kapow corner, where Dredd and Doctor Who are celebrated; British, Brazilian, Scottish and indie films get their own strands; and fest-within-the-fest – see, it's that big – FrightFest's premiere of multi-director compendium piece The ABCs of Death should give gore-hounds something to love.
(0141 332 6535; glasgowfilm.org/festival) Thur to 24 Feb
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