Glasgow announces country focus and retrospective by Amber Wilkinson - 2019-11-12 10:45:18

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Glasgow Film Festival has announced its country perspective and retrospective for its 2020 edition - which runs in the city from February 26 to March 8.

Iceland will provide the country focus, while Are We There Yet? - A Retrospective Of The Future will showcase dystopian classics, including Charlton Heston-starrer Planet Of The Apes and Terry Gilliam's Brazil. Other films in the strand - which will be free to attend - include Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days and older classics like Soylent Green.

Glasgow Film Festival Co-director Allan Hunter said: “The Glasgow Film Festival retrospective for 2020 invites viewers to go back to the future with a collection of dystopian classics that offer bold, distinctive visions of the way ahead for humanity. Are We There Yet? features startlingly prescient films that gazed into a future where artificial intelligence might eclipse human capabilities, resources would become scarce, climate change could...
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