Ratcatcher – 25th Anniversary


12 – 17 April, 2024

Set in Glasgow during the mid 1970s, Lynne Ramsay’s stunning debut Ratcatcher is seen through the eyes of 12-year-old James Gillespie, a young boy haunted by a secret. Feeling increasingly distant from his family, his only escape comes with the discovery of a new housing development on the outskirts of town where he has the freedom to lose himself in his own world. Ramsay, in the spirit of Bill Douglas and Terence Davies, captures the brutality and tough love of life on the breadline while still showing childhood contains moments of unexpected wonder. Gritty and realistic but full of humanity.

The screening on Sat 13 April will be introduced by Dr Ramona Fotiade of Glasgow University, author of Pictures of the Mind: Surrealist Photography and Film.

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GFT 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB

Notes on restoration:

Presented by Park Circus, this 4K restoration was undertaken by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with Pathe and supervised by Lynne Ramsay and cinematographer Alwin Küchler. The 35mm original camera negative was scanned in 16-bit 4K resolution on an ARRISCAN film scanner at Silver Salt Restoration in London. The original 2.0 surround soundtrack was remastered from the 35mm magnetic track

Screening as part of our CineMasters: Lynne Ramsay season.

Close Your Eyes
Silver Haze plus recorded Q & A

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