Directed by Andrea Arnold • 2006 • United Kingdom
Starring Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston
Andrea Arnold’s provocative feature debut is a haunting exploration of voyeuristic obsession. Set amid the notorious, now-demolished Glasgow housing complex that gives the film its title, RED ROAD immerses the view in the world of a CCTV security operator (Kate Dickie) who is drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue when she begins compulsively watching a man from her past. Employing the methods of the Dogme 95 movement—including visceral handheld camerawork and natural lighting—this enigmatic thriller bristles with an eerie, tantalizing sense of anticipation.