The Glasgow Film Festival has announced that next year’s film festival will occur across the country in 22 partner cinemas.
The 22 partner cinema’s also include Stirling’s Macrobert Arts Centre on the university campus.
The Film Festival will commence on the 24th February 2021 with the UK directorial debut of Issac Chung’s film “Minari” , which includes a cast list featuring Steven Yeun, who played Glen in “The Walking Dead”
The 2021 festival will end on March 7th with another UK directorial debut, that of Suzanne Lindon who directed the film “Spring Blossom”
Every single partner cinema will air the opening and closing films.
Lee Issac Chung , writer and director of “Minari” described it as an “honour” for his film to make its UK debut at the Glasgow Film Festival
Chung added: “I’m grateful to the festival for this opportunity, and I salute all their best efforts to showcase films during our strange times.”
Suzanne Lindon, director, writer and actor of “Spring Blossom” said having the film feature at the festival “gives me hope, strength and it intensifies my desire to make films, to play and to feel free to express myself through cinema” because they can see their “biggest dream come true.”
Allison Gardner, Glasgow Film CEO and Director of the festival said:
“Working in partnership with cinemas all around the UK means we can bring fantastic films and premieres to audiences across the four nations and still give that big screen experience that makes cinema so exciting.
“We are delighted to be opening the 17th Glasgow film Festival with Minari, a heart-warming, affecting portrait of a family set against the beautiful Arkansas countryside. Steven Yeun gives a powerful portrayal in Lee Isaac Chung’s autobiographical drama, with scene-stealing performances from Yuh-Jung Youn and Alan Kim as a grandmother and grandson at cultural odds.”
The Full list of partner cinema’s is as follows:
Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen
Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast
The Hippodrome, Bo’Ness
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Keswick Film Festival, Keswick
Eden Court, Inverness
Ipswich Film Theatre, Ipswich
BFI Southbank, London
Curzon Soho, London
Northampton Filmhouse, Northampton
Forum Cinema Hexam, Northumberland
Showroom Workstation, Sheffield
MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling
An Lanntair, Stornoway
Feature image credit: Glasgow Film Festival