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Ratcatcher (15)

  • 1h 33m

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  • Duration 1h 33m
  • Type Film

UK | 1999 | 15 | 93’ | Lynne Ramsey | Willie Eadie, Leanne Mullen

The world of young James Gillespie is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family and is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a vulnerable 14 year old expressing a need for love in all the wrong ways, and befriends Kenny, who possesses an unusual innocence in spite of the harsh surroundings. Set in the grimy dustman’s strike of 1970s Glasgow, this is a stunning debut from Lynne Ramsey.

Thursday 2 May, 8.15pm + Intro from Reclaim the Frame and Tina Pasotra

Tina Pasotra is an artist, director and filmmaker based in Cardiff. She works across moving image, writing, dance and installation, while seeking to centre practices of collaboration, care and equity. She is currently a Writer in Residence for 5 Acts Productions, ITV, and is developing a new moving image work titled 'Forgotten Dreams' (forthcoming 2024).

Pasotra's recent artistic projects include an ongoing collaboration with the National Botanic Garden of Wales that has led to a self-directed residency in 2020 and a week-long residency for black and brown female creatives titled 'Mycelium’ (2022)’.

As a filmmaker, Pasotra's first commissioned piece 'But Where Are You From?' (2017) for C4/Random Acts in association with Big Dance Shorts India was featured at the Science Museum’s ‘Illuminating India’ event and has screened at festivals across the UK and India. She directed and co-wrote her debut narrative short film, 'I Choose' (2020), nominated for Best Short Film BAFTA Cymru 2021 and in the same year selected for Network@LFF’s flagship talent development programme at the heart of the BFI London Film Festival.

Pasotra completed a trainee director scheme at Bad Wolf in 2020, shadowing BAFTA winning director Farren Blackburn for the Sky One series, 'A Discovery of Witches'. In 2020/2021, she was selected and mentored by Charlie Covell ('The End of The F***ing World', 'KAOS') through Dancing Ledge/ITV New Talent Scheme. In theatre, Pasotra has worked on projects with and received research and development support from National Theatre Wales. She was emerging director for their live immersive theatre gig ‘The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion’ (2015-16) and assisted Artistic Director Kully Thiari on ‘Sisters’ (2018), an all-female work-in-progress by leading British-Asian and Indian artists.

Pasotra's work and research has received additional support from Arts Council Wales, British Council, Wales Arts International, Ffilm Cymru Wales, BFI Network, BBC and C4, and she is a member of BAFTA Connect.

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