• Director

    Lynne Ramsay

  • With

    William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews

  • UK 1999. 93min

  • 35mm

  • Certificate

    15

Set in and around a Glasgow tenement block during a dustmen’s strike in the mid-’70s, Ramsay’s marvellous first feature centres on a 12-year-old (Eadie) who, haunted by a secret, retreats into a private world of solitude, strange friendships and consoling dreams. A bold lyricism combines with gritty realism to create an impressive and intriguing character study shot through with tenderness and wit.

The screening on Wednesday 7 September will be introduced by Catharine Des Forges, Director of the Independent Cinema Office.