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Record box office sales for 10th film festival

THE 10th Glasgow Film Festival closed last night as organisers announced record-breaking admissions for the 369 screenings.

The festival concluded with the Scottish Premiere of Scotland-shot Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johannson.

A packed programme of 369 screenings, panel discussions, live performances and pop-up cinema events ran across the city, with organisers confirming that ticket sales have already surpassed 40,000 admissions with final box office figures still to be confirmed.

Allan Hunter, festival co-director, said: "This has been a thrilling 10th edition of Glasgow Film Festival. Our loyal and growing audience have more than confirmed their status as one of the best festival crowds in the world, greeting our guests with rousing welcomes and standing ovations and, as the numbers show, turning up in droves.

"We put together a huge programme of UK and European premieres, vintage treats and the unique pop-up events that have become a GFF speciality, and our audiences have provided us with enough encouragement and love to keep the festival going.

"We're all happily exhausted, inspired and glowing with gratitude that such a marvellous team effort has been met by such a generous public vote of confidence."

The festival has brought over 300 guests to the city, including Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfuss and actor-turned-director Jason Priestley, who took to the red carpet outside Glasgow Film Theatre for the UK premiere of Cas & Dylan.

Terry Gilliam also appeared to present his new film, The Zero Theorem.

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