Two new Ewan McGregor movies are set to premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival. McGregor and his daughter Clara McGregor will star as a father and daughter in “Bleeding Love,” while McGregor will also star alongside Rhys Ifans in a dysfunctional family comedy based on the Swedish novel “Mother, Couch.” The festival will also feature a retrospective screening of Danny Boyle’s thriller “Shallow Grave,” which helped propel the actor to fame in 1995.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald will launch his new documentary “High and Low: John Galliano,” which charts the rise and fall of the legendary fashion designer. Additionally, the festival will premiere a newly-restored documentary following Sir Billy Connolly on a tour of Ireland in 1975. The little-seen documentary “Billy Connolly: Big Banana Feet” was lovingly restored by the BFI.
The festival will close with the world premiere of “Janey,” a documentary about Glasgow comedian Janey Godley. The film interweaves stories from her life with footage from her “Not Dead Yet” tour in the wake of her terminal cancer diagnosis.
Festival director Allison Gardner expressed pride in the festival’s 20 editions and thanked those who have contributed to making it the friendliest film festival in the world. The festival also aims to champion Scottish films from the past, in addition to bringing the best films from around the world to Glasgow.