Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow to Honour Ingrid Bergman

Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow to Honour Ingrid Bergman

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Film festival to pay homage to Casablanca star as well as Australian cinema.

The 11th Glasgow Film Festival (Feb 18 - Mar 1) is to honour the life and career of Swedish actress Ingrid Berman to mark the centenary of her birth.

The homage strand, titled Here's Looking at You, will pay tribute to late star with films from her early days in Sweden and classics such as Casablanca, Gaslight, Anastasia and Murder on the Orient Express to the last features she made before her death in 1982.

The forthcoming edition of the festival, which will run a day longer than in 2014, will include a number of changes.

The Glasgow Youth Film Festival will be a weekend festival, focussed on teenagers from Feb 6-8, and for the first time the Glasgow Short Film Festival will run on its own, from March 11-15.

There will be fewer films in the programme next year, as the Cineworld in Glasgow's city centre is currently undergoing a refurbishment. More showings will be staged at the CCA and Grosvenor Cinemas.

GFF 2015 will feature a strand titled Strewth! focussed on new and classic Australian cinema. It follows Glasgow's passing of the Commonwealth Games baton over to the Gold Coast. …

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