Ratcatcher (1999) (15)

Screened as part of Raised Voices

Raised Voices celebrates women from the film archive across Argyll throughout May 2019

Ramsay’s first feature-length film follows a young Glaswegian boy named James after the death of his friend Ryan. With scarce dialogue and a subtle central performance, Ramsay lets the camera communicate James’ emotions. Images in Ratcatcher often feel disconnected and dreamlike; James’ guilt and grief forming an almost hallucinatory haze. That said, the film doesn’t wallow in misery, with small moments of hope manifesting in forms like a housing development, a friendship with a kindred spirit, even a rat tied to a balloon.

This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Women’s Histories.


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