Glasgow Film Festival 08

The Glasgow Film Festival returns for its fourth year on 14 February, and it’s bigger and better than ever, offering 11 days and a huge spread of movies and events.[b]Highlights include Festival opener Cassandra’s Dream, starring Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell, from the always-interesting Woody Allen[/b], and closing night film Lars and the Real Girl, an intriguing and quirky-looking comedy, most notable for its star Ryan Gosling, who wowed audiences at last year’s GFF in Half Nelson.Inbetween these two are exclusive premieres Margot at the Wedding, with Nicole Kidman and Jack Black, George Romero’s latest zombie flick Diary of the Dead, new family adventure The Spiderwick Chronicles, Michael Haneke’s American remake of his own film Funny Games, featuring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth, and a special presentation of Grindhouse, the ill-fated double-bill from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez that never saw a UK release (complete with spoof trailers).The Festival’s other major highlight is a Bette Davis retrospective, marking the centenary of her birth. There will be 14 of her films shown across the 11 days, including Now Voyager, All About Eve and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? For fans its a great chance to catch these gems on the big screen. If you’ve yet to discover Davis’ charm, this is an opportunity not to be missed.As Festival Director Allison Gardner notes in the interview above, there are ticket deals and great prices galore, so head over to the official website to check it out. Source: