• Ratcatcher

  • Ratcatcher

  • Ratcatcher

  • Small Deaths



William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews,

Note: While previously scheduled to be in person, Lynne Ramsay will not be appearing for this screening due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict.

Set in a working-class Glasgow neighborhood during the 1973 garbage strike, Ratcatcher finds beauty and magic amidst the detritus. Lynne Ramsay’s depiction of the place and its inhabitants—portrayed by neighborhood kids along with professional actors—is focused on the point of view of one boy, distressed by his part in the accidental death of another. Immersed in the meticulously constructed yet absolutely authentic world, the viewer becomes acutely sensitive to its details. As Lizzie Francke noted, Ramsay’s “willful, measured naïvete—balanced with a rigorous pursuit of vision—is precisely what allows the wonders and horrors of childhood to filter through her art, undiluted.” 

Kate MacKay
  • Lynne Ramsay
  • Alwin H. Küchler
  • Scottish English
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 94 mins
  • Janus Films
Preceded By

Small Deaths

Lynne Ramsay, United Kingdom, 1996

Ramsay’s Cannes Jury Prize–winning film documents three small but world-changing moments, in the lives of three girls.

Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 11 mins
  • Lynne Ramsay

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