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Glasgow Film Festival to kick off with star-studded line-up

David Tennant and Karen Gillan are amongst those set to appear at the city festival.

Festival: David Tennant will be at the premier of his new film.
Festival: David Tennant will be at the premier of his new film.

Glasgow's 14th annual film festival kicks off on Wednesday with a star-studded line-up.

The event will have more than 330 separate events and screenings, featuring more than 180 films from 51 countries.

Glasgow Film Festival will also host six world premieres and seven European premieres feature in its line-up.

David Tennant will also be attending the premier of his film You, Me and Him.

The film follows a lesbian couple who end up both falling pregnant at the same time, with Tennant's character as one of the donor's.

Karen Gillan will also host the world premier of her film, The Party's Just Beginning.

Gillan not only stars in the film, but she also wrote the script and made her directorial debut with it.

The film, which was made in Glasgow and Inverness, sees Gillan's character dealing with the loss of her best friend from suicide.

It is described as an honest tale of loss, grief and survivor's guilt.

Hollywood actor Bill Pullman was originally set to appear at the festival but announced on Monday he was cancelling his appearance due to scheduling conflicts.

The festival will open with Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, a stop-motion animation featuring the voices of Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray.

Other highlights include a 30th anniversary viewing of Die Hard at the former College of Building and Printing and will feature a Die Hard themed cocktail.

Edith Bowman will also be recording a live podcast session with Glasgow-born director Lynne Ramsay.

Bowman has been running a podcast for almost two years where she discusses music in films with directors, actors and composers.

Films will be held across a number of venues in the city, including the Glasgow film theatre and the CCA cinema.

The Glasgow Film Festival runs from February 21 to March 4.

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