Glasgow Film Festival


I am writing this blog having just arrived at work (12pm). The reason I am so late for work today is because I was out late at the Glasgow Film Festival opening Gala…and what a night I had!

The evening started with a horrific journey through to Glasgow. I was trundling along from Stirling, spirits high in anticipation of the wonders the night had in store for me. However, half way through my journey (around Cumbernauld) I hit traffic. The worst traffic I have ever seen. A winding river of red lights lay before me curtailing me to 20 mph. Not ideal when you are rushing to a party.

However, I did not let this get me down, and eventually I arrived at the Glasgow Film Festival (A little sweaty from running the ten minutes form the car park).

I got my ticket and made my way to my seat, where there was a bag with some magazines and gratuities (free stuff!). There was also a lovely little cupcake that was decorated to look like a box of popcorn. The person in front of me never turned up so I ate their’s too! About 10 people to my left was Sean Biggerstaff and 5 rows in front was Peter Mulan. Brushing shoulders with the stars eh?

The film was briefly introduced by Jean Pierre Jeunet (A hero of mine), and the cinema went silent for the visual feast that was about to unfold.

Micmacs did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of the film. It made me laugh with the slapstick, almost cartoon like comedy, but it also had a serious edge to the story that was dealt with so brilliantly that afforded the film a sense of being more than just a comedy.

For me Jeunet is a genius. After the film there was a Q & A, in which Jeunet really excelled himself. He came across as passionate, enthusiastic, intelligent and Funny. The way he spoke about his films and film in general was inspiring and compounded my desire to become a film maker (I told you it was a good night).

After Jeunet had said his piece, the free bar was declared open and the dance floor cleared. Sounds wonderful except, if you remember, I was designated driver. This did not get me down and I was drunk on life, so happy with the film I had just watched (my euphoria may have been down to drinking three cans of red bull, but for the purposes of this blog, I will say it’s the film).

The night was drawing to a close but there was still time for a Foot long sweet-onion-chicken sandwich from Subway (other sandwich shops are available).

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One Response to Glasgow Film Festival

  1. This is a great blog. Thanks for the awesome read.

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