The biggest release this week is Pompeii starring Game of Thrones Kit Harington as Milo a slave turned gladiator. Milo must save his true love Cassia who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator and save Pompeii before it is destroyed by the erupting Mount Vesuvius. Action, romance, and history – sort of, this is not based on a true story.
In Secret is also released this week starring Elizabeth Olsen as Thérèse Raquin, Oscar Issac as Laurent and Tom Felton as Camille. Set in 1860’s Paris Thérèse Raquin is a young woman in a loveless marriage with her cousin Camille. Raquin begins an affair with her husbands friend Laurent which leads to tragic consequences. Both films are relased this Friday the 21st.
This week also marks the beginning of the 10th Glasgow Film Festival. This year the festival will open with a premiere of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and close with the Scottish premiere of Under the Skin.
The ten days are packed with events including a fancy dress gala screening of Young Frakenstein set amongst the Gothic spires of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a mystery ‘cinematic descent’ set in a space never before open to the public below Glasgow Central Station and the opportunity to eat along to foodie classics, When Harry Met Sally, Rataouille and Goodfellas