Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Film Festival to Open with UK Premiere of Your Sister's Sister

Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Film Festival to Open with UK Premiere of Your Sister's Sister

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Le Havre will close the festival, which runs Feb 16-26.

Lynn Shelton's Your Sister's Sister, starring Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt, will open this year's Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) on Feb 16.

Your Sister's Sister is one of a record number of UK and European premieres at the festival, including UK premieres for romantic comedy The Decoy Bride, the eagerly anticipated Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy and documentary How To Die In Oregon, about physician-assisted suicide.

Aki Kaurismäki's award-winning Le Havre will close the festival on Feb 26.

"I think the superb quality and international credentials of the opening and closing galas reflect the very special programme of films and events that we have put together for the 2012 Festival," said Glasgow Film Festival Co-director Allison Gardner.

Bertrand Tavernier, Dexter Fletcher and Irvine Welsh are among the guests confirmed to attend this year's festival.

Returning for the seventh year, FrightFest will take place during the festival's closing weekend (Feb 24-25), featuring ten UK premieres including sci-fi chiller L'arrivo De Wang and Gareth Evans' critically acclaimed actioner The Raid.

Other threads in this year's festival include the return of last year's Superheroes in Glasgow, now in the guise of Kapow! …

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