Detroit Film Theatre


Thursday, October 25, 2007

7:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • Film
  • Fees Apply

(Scotland—2006—directed by Andrea Arnold)


In a run-down high-rise apartment block in modern Glasgow, the lonely Jackie (Kate Dickie) works at a police observation center, monitoring suspicious activity in the neighborhood while seated at a bank of video monitors. As she pans and zooms the lenses of the cameras that are seemingly everywhere in the city, Jackie suddenly recognizes a man she is shocked to discover has been released from prison and, we begin to suspect, may have had something to do with a tragedy in her own life. As she begins to stalk him electronically, the tone and texture of this haunting and riveting new movie begin to shift and evolve; what seems a slightly perverse game of cat-and-mouse expands into a masterly and dizzying picture of paranoia, tension, voyeurism and emotional repression on the brink of erupting. Andrea Arnold’s daring debut feature was awarded the Jury Prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. (113 min.)


“Rich, intense and powerful. A great debut from a director whose work I look forward to seeing more of.”        -A.O. Scott, The New York Times