Janey Godley appears on red carpet attending world premier


The Glasgow comedian was joined by her daughter Ashley Storrie this evening for the last day of the Glasgow FIlm Festival.

The duo were dressed to impress outside the Glasgow Film Theatre ahead of watching Janey, John Archer’s documentary about the stand up comic’s final tour following her terminal cancer diagnosis.

The film closed the Glasgow Film Festival’s 20th edition celebrating cinema in the city.

Glasgow Times: The Glasgow comedian was joined by her daughter Ashley StorrieThe Glasgow comedian was joined by her daughter Ashley Storrie (Image: Sourced)

Icelandic football film The Home Game also scooped a prestigious Audience Award.

Smari Gunn and Logi Sigursveinsson’s documentary about plucky underdogs Reynir FC’s bid for Cup glory scored the highest audience score in the Award’s 10-year history.

Other films shortlisted for the Award, sponsored by MUBI, included Viggo Mortensen’s The Dead Don’t Hurt and Aylin Tezel’s Isle of Skye-shot romance Falling Into Place Glasgow Film Festival’s (GFF’s) Audience Award is sponsored by MUBI and chosen by the most important people at the festival – its audience.

Glasgow Times: Janey Godley was on the red carpetJaney Godley was on the red carpet (Image: Sourced)

The Home Game’s directors Smari Gunn and Logi Sigursveinsson said: “We are incredibly proud to receive this honour at Glasgow Film Festival.

“Being a small film from Iceland, it means so much for us to get this recognition and the opportunity to share the story of these loveable Icelandic villagers, as far and wide as possible. Everyone at GFF has been so welcoming to us and the audience reactions really blew us away.

“Huge thanks to all the people that came out, watched the film, and showed such warmth and support. Thank you Glasgow!”

Allison Gardner, Director of Glasgow Film Festival and CEO of Glasgow Film, said: “We are delighted that The Home Game has won the audience award, our audiences are the best in the world and we can’t thank them enough.

“We have had a brilliant time welcoming guests to the festival and I want to warmly thank MUBI for their support of our Audience Award.”

Audience Award sponsor MUBI said: “Bringing audiences closer to a wide range of new and exciting cinema is what MUBI is all about, and we are honoured to partner with Glasgow Film Festival for the first time this year to support the only prize the festival gives out – the Audience Award.”


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