Thursday, February 01, 2007
Red Road directed by Andrea Arnold
I saw the new Scottish film "Red Road" last night. It was really good. It felt like a cross between Hitchcock's "Rear Window" and the Dardenne brothers' "Rosetta". The film concerns a woman who works monitoring a closed-circuit televisions for the police in Glasgow. She notices something on one of the screens and very quickly becomes involved in it-- partially motivated by curiosity and revenge. It was quite raw and exhilarating. (It also ended with some kind of slow piano driven cover of "Love Will Tear Us Apart", which was amusing to me anyway.) It is a rather mature work for a first feature film.
The Guardian UK's Peter Bradshaw's review.
Official site: Red Road