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Ratcatcher (15)

Tue 16 Apr 2024 - Wed 17 Apr 2024


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Rated 15


£9* | £5* students/under 25s


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Ratcatcher (15)

Dir. Lynne Ramsay
1999 | 94 mins| UK
Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie

Re-released to mark its 25th anniversary this breathtaking and assured debut feature from celebrated British Director Lynne Ramsay creates a haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood.

Set in Glasgow during the mid 70s, Ratcatcher is seen through the eyes of twelve-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. Enticed by a local gang of older boys, James is thrown together with vulnerable fourteen-year-old Margaret Anne and the pair strike up an unlikely friendship which becomes their hesitant but touching experience of first love. Utilizing beautiful, elusive imagery, candid performances, and unexpected humor, Ramsay deftly contrasts urban decay with a rich interior landscape of hope and perseverance, resulting in a work at once raw, deeply poetic and hugely influential.

Showing Times

  • Tue 16 Apr: 8.15pm
  • Wed 17 Apr: 5.30pm

BBFC Rating Details:

Rated 15 – very strong language, sexually abusive behaviour, suicide references


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