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Korte films Lynne Ramsay

Short films Lynne Ramsay

Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin) demonstrated a sharp eye for striking, sensory images in her short films. With short films on a former drug addict, a girl in Glasgow, a broken family at Christmas and photographer Brigitte Lacombe.

still Gasman (Lynne Ramsay, GB 1997)

Lynne Ramsay’s early short films – dealing with unhappy families and memories of youth – heralded the Scottish director as a great British film talent, paving the way for her later feature films. In 2019, she also directed the short documentary Brigitte. The short films will be introduced by Samuël Leemeijer on December 12th in Dutch.


  • still Kill the Day (Lynne Ramsay, GB 1996)

    Kill the Day (1997, 19')

    An ex-drug addict reflects on life in and out of prison in this short by BAFTA-winner Lynne Ramsay, based on real accounts.

  • still Small Deaths (Lynne Ramsay, GB 1996)

    Small Deaths (1996, 11')

    Presenting three episodes in the life of a girl growing up in a Glasgow housing estate, this intimate short was Ramsay’s graduation film for the National Film and Television School in England, and it went on to win the Jury Prize for a short film at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • still Gasman (Lynne Ramsay, GB 1997)

    Gasman (1998, 15')

    Ramsay displays her photographer’s eye for striking compositions in this woozily sensorial Christmastime snapshot of a fractured family, an early expression of the complicated parent-child relationships that run throughout the director’s subsequent feature-length works.

  • still Brigitte (Lynne Ramsay, IT/GB 2019)

    Brigitte (2019, 30')

    Framed around a candid conversation between the photographer Brigitte Lacombe and Ramsay discussing their process and fascination with images as well as Brigitte's close relationship to her sister Marian Lacombe. With a cast of some true relations, close friends considered sisters and 'siblings' with modern re-definitions of family not connected by blood.


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Lynne Ramsay

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Britain’s Brightest

Idiosyncratic British filmmakers Andrea Arnold (1961) and Lynne Ramsay (1969) make films like their lives depend on it. Perhaps not in terms of quantity, but certainly in terms of urgency.

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