With a track record as one of the UK’s best film festivals, Glasgow somehow manages to never steer off course, once again delivering an impressive line-up of premieres and special events that will take place across the city in February. Here’s Frowning’s pick of the ones you simply shouldn’t miss. Advertisements
There’s a distinct promise that comes with a film of the martial arts genre. High octane sword splicing and garish violence; it’s the kind of cinema to make the bloodthirsty giddy. But when you hear who’s behind The Assassin, it should come as no surprise to find that it carries that notorious label rather lightly.
As always was the case for Winehouse herself, Amy is driven by the music. In the documentary film that tells her life story, her most famous songs (that we think we know) are given a discerning, new definition. Foreshadowings of a woman wise beyond her years; an icon and identity, tarnished by her own rapacious audience. We are faced with the blatant truth. A life stolen far too soon; blood still fresh on our hands.