Red Road


Review: Jackie works as a CCTV operator in Glasgow. Each day she watches over a rough neighbourhood. Suddenly a man appears on her monitor who she thought would never see again or wanted to see again. She now has no choice and is compelled to confront him. Reasons become clear.
Director: Andrea Arnold
Actors: Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Natalie Press and Paul Higgins
Year: 2006
Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller
Conclusion: 4/5
This is Andrea Arnold’s directorial debut. Red Road began life as a project named ‘Advance Party’ with a Scottish and Danish partnership. Fantastic performance by Kate Dickie. I have to say that I did not find it an easy watch by far. I found this to be a very bleak and dark film. Peter Bradshaw quoted about this film “a superbly intelligent surveillance thriller, with real and believable characters brought to life by very good actors.” At the Bafta Awards in 2007 Andrea Arnold won an award for the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer. At the Cannes film Festival in 2006 Andrea Arnold won the Jury Prize Award.


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