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Hooray for Glollywood? Glasgow Film Festival to screen Cloud Atlas preview

Alice Jones' Arts Diary

Glasgow Film Festival has secured a coup for its ninth edition next month. It will stage the first UK public screening of the Hollywood epic Cloud Atlas.

The film will screen at the festival on 17 February, allowing ticket holders to see it a day before the official UK premiere in London on 18 February. 

Parts of the film, which is based on David Mitchell’s Booker-nominated novel, were shot in Glasgow, including a scene on the Clackmannanshire Bridge. The city’s hills and streets also stand in for 1970s San Francisco and modern-day London.

Brad Pitt’s World War Z and Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson were also shot in the Scottish city in the last two years, bringing in around £5.5million.

Hooray for Glollywood? Yes, but only if the weather improves. When Halle Berry filmed her scenes for Cloud Atlas in September 2011 she was photographed hugging a hot water bottle between takes.

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