Friday 18th February 8:00 PM - Alhambra
Director:Lynne Ramsay
Cert:15 Year: 1999 Length:93mins
Country:UK Language:English
William Eady, Mandy Mathews, Tommy Flanagan.
A hit at Cannes 1999 and winner of awards at Edinburgh and London Film festivals.
Set on a Glasgow council estate during the 70's dustmen's strike, Ratcatcher follows the story of James, a young boy who escapes his cruel childhood by visiting a new greenbelt housing development. Already renowned for her Cannes-winning short films, Ramsay's impressionistic approach to narrative yields riches galore. Her bold visual sense, droll wit and remarkably tender but unsentimental take on the characters makes for a distinctly poetic brand of film making. A fabulous and exotic portrait of childhood


“"The film of the year. It has beauty, truthfulness, rhythm, patience, humanity.. I love it more than I can say"”

Andrew O'Hagan, Daily Telegraph


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