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Directed by Andrea Arnold
Produced by Carrie Comerford
Written by Andrea Arnold
Starring Kate Dickie, Tony Curran
Cinematography Robbie Ryan
Editing by Nicolas Chaudeurge
Distributed by Tartan Films (USA)
Release date(s) 20 May 2006 (Cannes)
Running time 113 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Red Road 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 in Barmulloch, Glasgow, Scotland 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 works as a CCTV operator for Glasgow City council. Daily she watches over a small part of the world, takes seriously her duties to protect the people moving about in her monitors. Then one day a man appears in her monitors, a man she thought she would never see again. Now the opportunity presents itself, she is compelled to confront him.
- Kate Dickie as Jackie Morrison
- Tony Curran as Clyde Henderson
- Martin Compston as Stevie
- Nathalie Press as April
- 2006 Cannes Jury Prize
- BAFTA Scotland 2006 – Best Screenplay
- BAFTA Scotland 2006 – Best Actress in a Scottish Film (Kate Dickie)
- BAFTA Scotland 2006 – Best Actor in a Scottish Film (Tony Curran)
- BAFTA Scotland 2006 – Best Director
- BAFTA Scotland 2006 – Best Film
- London Film Festival 2006, Sutherland Trophy awarded to “the director of the most original and imaginative first feature film” 
- ^ Red Road Flats, Glasgow Digital Library
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- ^ “The Observer Film Quarterly’s best British films of the last 25 years”. The Observer. August 30, 2009. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/gallery/2009/aug/30/best-british-films-25-years?picture=352267356. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
- ^ “Festival de Cannes: Red Road”. festival-cannes.com. http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/4359479/year/2006.html. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
- Red Road at the Internet Movie Database
- Red Road at Allmovie
- British Films Catalogue
- Cannes director urges CCTV debate
- Sigma Films
- Verve Pictures
- Interview with Andrea Arnold and Kate Dickie, Filmmaker Magazine Web Exclusives
- Red Road at sundance.org