The Other Meaning of CCTV

Glasgow seems to be a good place for female filmmaking. Andrea Arnold’s Red Road may not be quite as compelling as Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher, but it is still an excellent movie. There is a lot to admire: the seeming casualness with which we are drawn into the story (through the use of a battery of surveillance cameras and monitors), the unobtrusive social realism of the setting, wonderful camerawork and lighting – and, above all, the unpretentious confidence with which everything is done.