Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him. –Cannes Film Festival
Andrea Arnold (born April 5, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker and former actress from England, who made her feature length directorial debut in 2006 with Red Road.
Arnold first came to prominence as an actress and television presenter alongside Sandi Toksvig, Nick Staverson and Neil Buchanan in the 1980s children’s television show No. 73. This Saturday morning show on ITV, in which she played Dawn Lodge, had a similar premise to that of The Kumars at No. 42 in the way that the show was part sitcom, part chat show and based at a domestic residence. In addition to these parts, the show had the usual mix of music, competitions and cartoons (such as Roger Ramjet) that was in keeping to the formula of British Saturday morning children’s TV of the 1980s.
In 1988 No. 73 had morphed into 7T3, with the set being moved from the Maidstone house (in fact in TVS studios in Kent) to that of a theme park. This revamp would only last the season, but Andrea would be… read more
A devastatingly sad film. Really powerful and admirable performance by the lead actress.
Andrea Arnold's follow-up to her acclaimed Red Road (2006), follows also in the footsteps of Alan Clarke, director of films and BBC plays
Red Road 2006
Andrea Arnold’s engrossing depiction of the surveillance age brought to a high degree of efficiency…and intrusiveness, in Glasgow with the enigmatic Jackie (Kate… read review
The first half of this well crafted Scottish thriller does a nice job of ratcheting up the dramatic tension, but as time goes by the main character takes increasingly greater risks that demand a much… read review