Visit Glasgow's top film festival in February

With more than 300 films from 38 countries, Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) is one of the UK’s top film festivals.

From screen classics to childhood favourites and over 50 film premieres, the 13th GFF is a must-see for anyone visiting the city from the 15th until the 26th of February.

Overnight rail service Caledonian Sleeper has compiled a list of some of the best films and events taking place throughout the festival.

Opening the festival is the European premiere of Handsome Devil. With an up-and-coming cast and Sherlock actor, Andrew Scott, this heart-warming coming-of-age film is the perfect way to kick off the 12 day event.  

Children and adults alike will find lots to keep them entertained, with a range of animated films and unique storylines filled with adventure. Titles include My Life as a Courgette, How to Steal a Dog and The Big Cheese Race should appeal to the hardcore film-goer as well as to a younger audience, and come from markets as far-afield as South Korea, Russia and Switzerland.

There is the opportunity to enjoy some movie classics in the city’s most iconic venues. Much-loved romance, Dirty Dancing will be shown in the stunning surroundings of Òran Mór in Glasgow’s west end. Audiences can enjoy a special screening and hit the dance floor to practice their own moves. There will also be the chance to rediscover the timeless tale of The Princess Bride at Maryhill Burgh Halls on Saturday 25 February. The contemporary venue will be transformed into an enchanted forest with hidden treasures to find and impressive fencing performances.

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Feel inspired by the festival’s Local Heroes theme, which celebrates people from different backgrounds and their outstanding achievements. This includes John Byrne’s The Slab Boys about the ambitions of three working-class men growing up in Paisley in the 1950s and Benny the story of one of Scotland’s greatest boxing champions, Benny Lynch.

Along with a wealth of films, the festival offers a series of workshops and free talks about the art of filmmaking and television production with industry experts. From Building the Production Team talk on the roles and responsibilities of a production team to a two day Screenwriting for Artists workshop in Glasgow School of Art with artist Anja Kirschner.

To find out more about Glasgow Film Festival 2017 and view the full brochure, please visit Glasgow Film Festival..

Visit Glasgow from the 15th to 26th February and be part of this cultural spectacular with Caledonian Sleeper.

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