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Glasgow Film Festival 2021

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Glasgow Film Festival 2021

Glasgow is one of the friendliest film festivals on the planet with a wide-ranging programme that celebrates every corner of world cinema...from our beloved Glasgow Film Theatre and at selected venues across the city. 

This month the Glasgow Film Festival will take place from Wednesday 24 February to Sunday 7 March and they have a fine selection of films. Below are the trailers for some of East Asian entries. A few gems we haven't heard of so peep the reviews and get you tickets booked for this online event.

GFF have a Country Focus ticket bundle which offers a special, reduced price to watch all 5 South Korean films for £46 (instead of £9.99 each). Info here:


For more  information visit the Glasgow Film Festival website and follow them on the socials Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Director: Layla Zhuqing Ji
Cast: Xianjun Fu, Wilson Hsu, Kahoe Hon
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Genre: drama

voice of silence

Director: Hong Eui-jeong
Cast: Yoo Ah-in, Yoo Jae-myung, Moon Seung-ah
Language: Korean with English subtitles 
South Korea

Genre: Crime Drama

    the swordsman

    Director: Choi Jae-hoon
    Cast: Jang Hyuk, Kim Hyeon-soo, Joe Taslim
    Language: Korean with English subtitles
    Country:South Korea
    Genre: Period martial arts action


    spring tide 

    Director: Yang Lina
    Cast: Lei Hao, Elaine Jin, Junxi Qu
    Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
    Country: China
    Genre: Family drama Year: 2019

    Our Midnight

    Director: Lim Jung-eun
    Cast: Lee Seung-hun, Park Seo-eun, Lim Young-woo
    Language: Korean with English subtitles
    Country: Korea
    Genre: Drama

    Year: 2020


    Director: Lee Isaac Chung
    Cast: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, and Yuh-Jung Youn
    Language: Korean (English subtitles) / English
    Country: America
    Genre: Family Drama
    Year: 2020

    Checkout our piece we wrote about the representation of Hollywood films titled, What makes an American film, American?

    Dreams on Fire

    There isn't a trailer for this movie, but as the film is about a dancer played by Bambi Naka, here is a video of her work

    Director: Philippe McKie
    Cast: Bambi Naka, Masahiro Takashima, Akaji Maro
    Language: Japanese with English subtitles
    Country: Japan
    Genre: Drama
    Year: 2021

    Da Capo

    Director: Shim Chan-yang
    Cast: Hong Isaac, Jang Ha-eun
    Language: Korean with English Subtitles
    Country: Korea
    Genre: Musical Drama
    Year: 2020

    Back to the Wharf

    Li Xiaofeng
    Cast: Zhang Yu, Song Jia, Wang Yanhui
    Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
    Country: China
    Genre: Drama
    Year: 2020

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