is a 2006 British film
directed by Andrea Arnold
. It tells the story of a CCTV
security operator who observes through her monitors a man from her past. It is named after, and partly set at, the Red Road flats
which were the tallest residential buildings in Europe at the time they were built. It is shot largely in a Dogme 95
style, using handheld cameras and natural light.Red Road
is the first film in Advance Party
, a projected trilogy following a set of rules dictating how the films will be written and directed. They will all be filmed and set in Scotland, using the same characters and cast. Each film will be made by a different first-time director. The Observer
polled several filmmakers and film critics who voted it as one of the best British films in the last 25 years.
Jackie Morrison works as a CCTV
operator for Glasgow City Council
. She watches over a small part of the world and takes her duties to protect people seriously. In the film, she is presented as a person who observes parts of Glasgow
through the CCTV lenses, but rarely participates in this world. She lives somewhat of an isolated existence.
One day a man appears in her monitors, a man she thought she would never see again. Now that the opportunity presents itself, she is compelled to confront him. She becomes obsessed with following this man, both... Read More