Scottish Film and Streaming Highlights: February 2020

A look at this month's top film events, from a Fellini season in Edinburgh to the return of IberoDocs and Glasgow Film Festival

Preview by Jamie Dunn | 04 Feb 2020
  • Thelma and Louise

Glasgow Film Festival (26 Feb-8 Mar) isn’t the only film festival kicking off in Scotland this month. IberoDocs (26 Feb-15 Mar) returns for its seventh edition – taking place in venues across Edinburgh and Glasgow – to showcase Ibero-American culture, with a focus on documentary films by Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American filmmakers. This year’s festival features two new strands: Beyond Docs and Diving Into The Archives.

The globe-trotting continues at Filmhouse, where the wide-spanning career of the late Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini will be celebrated in their latest season. To celebrate the centenary of his birth, the retrospective will explore Fellini’s work from his back-to-back Oscar wins for La Strada and Nights of Cabiria in the 1950s to his final film, The Voice of the Moon. On 4 February, the Filmhouse will also host a screening of David Lynch’s 1997 psychological thriller, Lost Highway.

Pity Party Film Club returns to the CCA on 15 February to celebrate on-screen depictions of female friendship in Suitable Women: Films of Female Friendship Vol. 3. This time around the selected films include Mike Leigh’s 1997 film Career Girls, the Toni Collette and Lisa Kudrow starring Clockwatchers, Sean Baker’s brilliant iPhone-shot comedy Tangerine and Ridley Scott’s classic girl’s road trip movie Thelma & Louise

Streaming Highlights

Warts-and-all look at the world of competitive cheerleading. Out now, Netflix

Inside No. 9
Unpredictable anthology from one half of The League of GentlemenBBC iPlayer, every Monday from 3 Feb

Razor-sharp sitcom by SNL's Aidy Bryant, back for a second series. Out now, BBC iPlayer

I Am Not Okay With This
High school drama based on a comic by the creator of End of the F***king WorldNetflix, from 26 Feb

Altered Carbon
More sci-fi scrapping and body-swapping antics. Netflix, from 27 Feb