Next year’s Glasgow Film Festival gets 2021 off to a great start with the announcement of its opening and closing films.

The festival runs from February 24th to March 7th and opens with the UK premiere of Lee Isaacs Chung’s Minari. Starring The Walking Dead alumni, Steven Yeun, it so far is generating buzz after picking up awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Spring Blossom will close the festival with Suzanne Lindon writing, starring and what is also her directorial debut. After selected as the closing film Lindon said:

“When I learned the Glasgow Film Festival had chosen Spring Blossom to be the closing film, I felt very honoured. Having a passion and being able to live it and to share it with the world is very precious and extremely rare.

It is going to be another festival of firsts with cinemas across the UK screening films. Allison Gardner, Co-Director Glasgow Film Festival, said:

“Working in partnership with cinemas all around the UK means we can bring fantastic films and premieres to audiences across the four nations and still give that big screen experience that makes cinema so exciting. ”

As previously reported, the 17th edition of the festival is going partly virtual in light of the on-going global pandemic.

Glasgow Film Festival 2021 full programme will be announced on January 14th.

Tickets for festival including Opening & Closing films Minari go on sale on January 18th and more information can be found here