Edition no. 162
In her breathtaking and assured debut feature, Lynne Ramsay creates a haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood. Set during Scotland’s national garbage strike of the mid-1970s, Ratcatcher explores the experiences of a poor adolescent boy as he struggles to reconcile his dreams and his guilt with the abjection that surrounds him. 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 and deeply poetic.
- New interview with Lynne Ramsay
- Audio interview from 2020 with cinematographer Alwin Küchler
- Three award-winning short films by Ramsay: Gasman (1995), Kill the Day (1996), and Small Deaths (1997)
- Interview with Lynne Ramsay from 2002
- Essays by film critic Girish Shambu and filmmaker Barry Jenkins