Glasgow Film Festival 2022

Glasgow Film Festival 2022

Glasgow Film Festival 2022 will run between 2nd and 13th March.

Uncover a variety of French films during this year's edition of the GFF!

Madeleine Collins

Judith lives a double life: two lovers, two sons in France and one daughter in Switzerland. Entangled in lies and secrets, her lives begin to shatter.

Directed by Antoine Barraud, 1h42 min (N/C 15+)

Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th March, 6pm.

Lost illusions (Illusions perdues)

UK Premiere.

Xavier Giannoli's sumptuous historical epic does justice to the 19th century Balzac novel it's based on, and brings out all the its striking relevance to our age. 

Directed by Xavier Giannoli, 2h30 (N/C15+)

Saturday 5th Mach, 5.30pm & Sunday 6th March, 8pm

Her Way ( Une femme du monde)

Call My Agent, Laure Calamy shines in this compelling first feature from director Cécile Ducrocq. Marie (Calamy) is a confident, optimistic sex worker in Strasbourg, who is determined to provide a better life for her son.

Directed by Cécile Ducrocq, 1h37 

Saturday 5th March, 5.30pm & Sunday 6th March 8.30pm

Sunday 6th to Wednesday 9th March, Glasgow Film at Home.


UK Premiere.

Dedicated to 'all of those whose brains will decompose before their hearts', Vortex is Gaspard Noé's most daring and moving film, confronting universal fears around dementia and death.

Directed by Gaspar Noé, 2h22 (N/C 15+)

Sunday 6th March, 5.15pm & Monday 7th March, 3pm

Anaïs in Love (Les Amours d'Anaïs)

Anaïs is a 30-year old woman who is broke and has fallen out of love with her partner. When she meets Daniel, he immediately falls for her. But Daniel lives with Emilie – whom Anaïs also falls for.

Directed by Charline Bourgeois-Taquet, 1h38 min (N/C15+)

Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th March, 6pm

Tuesday 8th March to Friday 11th March, Glasgow film At Home.


Paul Verhoeven continues the career resurgence of Elle with a fresh provocation, loosely inspired by the story of 17th century abbess, Benedetta Carlini (Virginie Efira). A tale of power and punishment, desire and transgression, it follows the young Benedetta as she experiences divine visions and manifests the bleeding wounds of the stigmata. She appears to have been chosen for great things, but how will the church react to the revelation of her torrid affair with lusty novice Bartolomea (Daphné Patakia)? A gleeful story of saints, sinners and some very naughty nuns.

Directed by Paul Verhoeven, 2h6 (N/C15+)

Monday 7th March, 8.30pm & Tuesday 8th March, 3pm

Fire (both sides of the blade)

Radio journalist Sara (Juliette Binoche) is blissfully happy in her life with Jean (Vincent Lindon). Then, Jean receives a business proposition from old friend Francois (Grégoire Colin). The trio have history together and long before Jean, Sara was in love with Francois. Seeing him again is almost more than she can bear and Sara is soon grappling with the anguished realisation that the embers of a former relationship could so easily be rekindled.

Directed by Claire Denis, 1h55 (N/C15+)

Monday 7th March, 8.30pm & Tuesday 8th March, 6pm

Bruno Reidal: Confession of a Murderer

A true crime case is transformed into a compelling journey through the mind of a murderer in Vincent Le Port’s riveting first feature.

Directed by Vincent Le Port, 1h41 (N/C15+)

Monday 7th March, 6pm & Wednesday 9th March, 3.15pm

Cléo from 5 to 7 ( Cléo de 5 à 7)

The French New Wave taught the world different ways to make movies. Agnès Varda’s classic follows a young pop singer waiting for biopsy results that she is convinced will bring the worst possible news.

Directed by Agnès Varda, 1h30

Tuesday 8th March, 10.30am

Happening (L’evenement)

UK Premiere on International Women's Day.

Based on Annie Ernaux’s memoir, it stars Anamaria Vartolomei as Anne, a French literature student at Angouleme University in the early 1960s. When Anne becomes pregnant, her plans and hopes for the future are thrown into disarray. Abortion is illegal in France, and Anne considers pregnancy 'that illness that turns French women into housewives'. Family and close friends are of little help and as the weeks pass Anne is faced with the awful prospect of having to take drastic action of her own.

Directed by Audrey Diwan, 1h40 (N/C 15+)

Tuesday 8th March, 8.30pm

The Braves (Entre les vagues)

Waitress Margot (Souheila Yacoub) and her best pal, nail technician Alma (Déborah Lukumuena), are convinced that stardom is just one lucky audition away. When Alma lands the lead role in a play, Margot is hired as her understudy and the real hard graft of creating a performance begins. When Alma falls seriously ill, Margot faces the possibility of having to replace her. The show must go on is the old adage, but the price is almost too much to bear in this wonderfully acted weepie.

Directed by Anaïs Volpé, 1h40 (N/C 15+)

Tuesday 8th March, 8.45pm & Wednesday 9th March, 5.45pm


Olga is a 15-year-old Ukrainian gymnast exiled in Switzerland. She is working to secure a place at the country's National Sports Centre but when the Euromaidan revolt breaks out in Kyiv, anxieties rise as her family gets involved.

Directed by Elie Grappe, 1h25 min (N/C 15+)

Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th March, 6pm

Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th March, Glasgow Film At Home


Algeria’s long struggle for independence is the inspiration for this gripping tale of the colonialist atrocities that fuelled the hunger for self-determination. Set during the Second World War, it depicts a society of privileged French settlers and a local population who are ‘expected to know their place’. High school graduate, Mahfoud (Mehdi Ramdani) returns home and finds himself caught between those agitating for change and those trying to keep a fragile peace. Growing tension and simple acts of defiance are met by brutal reprisals in an eye-opening dramatisation of chilling true events.

Directed by Djaffar Gacem, 1h56 (N/C 15+)

Thursday 10th March, 6pm & Friday 11th March, 3pm.

Everything Went Fine (Tout c’est bien passé)

Can you support assisted dying when the request comes from your own father? François Ozon’s moving, deeply personal drama is based on a memoir by his late writing partner.

Directed by François Ozon, 1h53 (N/C 15+)

Friday 11th March, 6pm & Saturday 12th March, 3pm.

Some Like it Rare (Barbaque)

Sophie and Vincent Pascal have run the family butcher shop for a decade, but business is bad. It’s on the brink of bankruptcy and so is their marriage. However, when Vincent kills a vegan activist after they vandalise the shop, and his wife accidentally sells their remains, customers can’t stop lining up for the tender cuts. As this reignites their marriage, who says murder and cannibalism can’t be delicious? In this outrageous, gory, black comedy written and directed by French humorist Fabrice Eboué, no one is spared.

Directed by Fabrice Eboué, 1h27 (N/C 18+)

Saturday 12th March, 3.15pm

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