Glasgow-set Wild Rose added to Glasgow Film Festival programme

The Glasgow-set comedy-drama starring Jessie Buckley makes it into the Glasgow Film Festival programme as a very late edition. This gala screening will also include a live country set by Buckley at Glasgow's Grand Ole Opry

Article by Jamie Dunn | 20 Feb 2019
  • Wild Rose

When the Glasgow Film Festival programme was announced last month, one title was conspicuous by its absence: joyous Glasgow-set comedy-drama Wild Rose.

Tom Harper’s film stars Jessie Buckley as a gallus ex-con from Glasgow with ambitions of being a country singer in Nashville. The comedy-drama – which also stars Julie Walters as Buckley’s character’s mother – is due for release in April, which would have made a GFF launch a no-brainer. But there was no sign of it in the festival’s programme, much to the surprise of anyone who’s seen this Glasgow-set crowd-pleaser.

Whatever behind-the-scenes wrangling the festival has had with the film's UK distributors Entertainment One must be over, because Wild Rose will enjoy its Scottish premiere at Glasgow Film Festival on 28 February.

This gala screening promises more than just a knockout film. Legendary Glasgow venue the Grand Ole Opry features heavily in Wilde Rose – Jessie Buckley’s character is one of the star attractions there – and after the Scottish Premiere, ticket holders will be invited to this country music institution for a short musical set by Jessie Buckley and guitarist Neill MacColl.

Tickets will be on sale from 8pm from the box office 0141 332 6535 or

Read our review of Wild Rose here