THEATER 1 Tue, Aug 20 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1999
Production Country:France
United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lynne Ramsay
Cast:William Eadie
Tommy Flanagan
Mandy Matthews
Michelle Stewart
Lynne Ramsay Jr.
Screenwriter:Lynne Ramsay


Before such arresting films as YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, and her tour-de-force MORVERN CALLAR, the then 29-year-old Scottish filmmaker wowed Cannes—and then Chicago—with her lyrical and haunting portrait of James, a 12-year-old boy living in the rat-infested flats of Glasgow during the trash-collectors’ strike of 1975. Luminously photographed, this blistering and poetic child’s-eye-view fable hinges on a random act of violence—one that ripples throughout the young boy’s coming-of-age journey.