Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Film Festival Records Rise in Admissions in 2012; Sets 2013 Dates

Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Film Festival Records Rise in Admissions in 2012; Sets 2013 Dates

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The festival, which closed last night with the UK premiere of Le Havre, sold out over 30 screenings.

The eighth edition of Glasgow Film Festival closed last night with the UK premiere of Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre, with the 2012 edition recording a yearly rise in admissions to almost 35,000.

Over 40 filmmakers, producers and actors visited the festival, which ran Feb 16-26, taking part in 35 Q&A sessions over the programme of 239 screenings and events. Visitors included Lynn Shelton who attended the festival's opening gala of Your Sister's Sister and Bertrand Tavernier who introduced a special screening of the Glasgow-set Death Watch.

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, The Decoy Bride and The Raid, which received a standing ovation closing this year's FrightFest strand on Saturday (25) night, were among over 30 sold-out screenings at this year's edition.

Other highlights included a Gene Kelly flashmob greeting travellers at Glasgow Airport with a Singin' In The Rain dance routine to mark the festival's tribute to Gene Kelly. …

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