Lynne Ramsay / GB, FR, 1999 / 94 min.
Glasgow, in the mid-seventies: James is growing up in a poor neighbourhood, in tough conditions, but doesn’t let this get him down. Feature debut in documentary style by female director Lynne Ramsay, who was born in Glasgow.
Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them. These Badlands evenings are compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons.