Glasgow Film Festival: Pioneer

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Glasgow Film Festival: Pioneer

About Glasgow Film Festival: Pioneer

Imagine being part of the audience that first saw the boundless potential of a bright, blazing new filmmaker.

What was it like to glimpse the early signs of the suspense master that Alfred Hitchcock would become? Who saw immediately that Agnes Varda would be making films and inspiring others for more than six decades?

Our Pioneer strand invites you to go talent-spotting on a grand scale. All of the films in our Pioneer strand are first or second features from filmmakers at the very start of what promise to be glorious careers.

Their work has caught the eye, laid down a marker, shown levels of accomplishment and daring that singles them out from the crowd. Carefully curated from hundreds of contenders, these are the new voices confirming that the future is bright.

Don’t miss a single one.

25-26 February: A Ciambra (N/C 15+)
A raw, plaintive, coming of age drama

3-4 March: No Date, No Signature (N/C 15+)
A compelling tale of class, power and privilege from Iran

23-28 February: Valley of Shadows (N/C 15+)
A haunting fable in the Scandinavian Gothic tradition

23-24 February: Thoroughbreds (15)
Teenagers Amanda and Lily decide to dispose of Lily's sleazy stepfather - they just need someone to do the dirty deed

27-28 February: The Rider (N/C 12+)
A soulful portrait of a young Sioux cowboy at a crossroads in his life

26-27 February: The Eternal Feminine (N/C 15+)
Award-winning biopic. Director Natalia Beristáin will attend the screening on Mon 26 Feb.

22-23 February: The Divine Order (N/C 15+)
Swiss women fight for equality in entertaining historical drama

28 February - 1 March: The Charmer (N/C 15+)
Award-winning drama is a noir-ish tale full of guilty secrets

22-23 February: The Bachelors (N/C 15+)
Oscar-winner J K Simmons gets to show a warmer, more vulnerable side in this poignant family drama

23-24 February: Stand Up, Girl (N/C 15+)
Belgian comedian Nawell Madani will attend the screening on Fri 23 Feb

1-2 March: Sicilian Ghost Story (N/C 15+)
Steeped in fairytale references and deftly blends teenage romance, gothic fantasy and Mafia thriller

24 February - 1 March: Revenge (N/C 18+)
Never underestimate the power of a vengeful woman

3-4 March: Quality Time (N/C 15+)
Absurdist comedy confronting the fragility of the male psyche

1-2 March: Pity (N/C 15+)
Babis Makridis' latest follows a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy

25 February: Old Beast (N/C 15+)
A compelling performance by Men Tu encourages us to look for a glimmer of humanity in a despicable figure

25-26 February: Never Steady, Never Still (N/C 15+)
Shirley Henderson stars in this auspicious feature debut from Kathleen Hepburn. Director Kathleen Hepburn will attend the screening on Sun 25 Feb.

23-25 February: A Letter to the President (N/C 15+)
A feminist elegy of a country at odds with itself

27-28 February: My Friend Dahmer (N/C 15+)
A disturbing portrait of a loner teenager in his senior year at high-school, and a small-town community unable to predict the atrocities to come.

24-25 February: More (N/C 15+)
​Can you avoid becoming a monster when you are raised by one?

26-27 February: Mobile Homes (N/C 15+)
Imogen Poots will attend the screening on Mon 26 Feb

2-3 March: Man Proposes, God Disposes (N/C 15+)
A dynamic, award-winning debut. Director Daniel Leo attends the screening on Fri 2 Mar.

25-26 February: Lucky (N/C 15+)
The late, great Harry Dean Stanton's swan song

3-4 March: Liquid Truth (N/C 15+)
A timely exploration of the fall-out from an accusation of inappropriate behaviour.

22-23 February: Keep the Change (N/C 15+)
Charming New York City romantic comedy

1-2 March: High Fantasy (N/C 15+)
Supernatural body-swapping dramedy explores race relations in South Africa

26-27 February: Foxtrot (N/C 15+)
​Israel’s official Oscar contender offers an intense, unflinching account of a family’s grief

2-3 March: Find This Dumb Little #Bitch And Throw Her Into A River (N/C 18+)
Chilling feature confronts responsibility and accountability in an Internet age

26-27 February: Dayveon (N/C 15+)
A melancholy coming of age drama

22-23 February: Columbus (N/C 12+)
​Kogonada’s assured debut drama boasts style and substance

24-27 February: Blue My Mind (N/C 18+)
A powerful coming of age body-horror

22-23 February: Abundant Acreage Available (N/C 12+)
A subtle, slow-burning family drama.

3-4 March: Violeta at Last (N/C 12+)
Recently divorced, 72-year-old Violeta will stop at nothing to keep her home and her freedom.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Glasgow Film Festival: Pioneer are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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