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RED RIDING 1980 (MA15+)

UK, 2009 (MIFF 2009, Vengeance Is Mine)

Director: James Marsh

“They attempt to map the circulatory system of evil, how a place can become poisoned in its bloodstream.” - Independent

The Red Riding trilogy takes on a harder edge in this second instalment directed by filmmaker James Marsh (Man on Wire, MIFF 08). In Red Riding: 1980 we return to Yorkshire six years after the first film to join the crooked and lacklustre police force as it tries to hunt down the man that would become known as the Yorkshire Ripper.

Features a standout performance from Paddy Considine (Dead Man's Shoes, MIFF 05; The Bourne Ultimatum) as the old-school detective assigned to take on the case.

The first and third instalments of the Red Riding trilogy are also screening at this year's Festival.

D James Marsh P Wendy Brazington, Andrew Eaton, Anita Overland S Tony Grisoni Dist Madman Entertainment TD 35mm/2009

See also...

MAN ON WIRE

“‘I have the mind of a criminal.' That was the first thing Philippe Petit told me when I met him. He then went on to show me how he could kill a man with a copy of People magazine.” - Filmmaker ... More »

PROJECT NIM

"Reminds us that while our close genetic relatives are as intelligent as they come, we can be the biggest chumps." - Guardian ... The follow-up to James Marsh's Oscar winning Man on Wire (MIFF 2008) ... More »

SHADOW DANCER

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WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP

In the last decade of the 1800s the town of Black Falls, Wisconsin, suffered some very, very bad times. As if a curse had been invoked against the inhabitants of this idyllic rural community, murder ... More »

WHITE LIGHTNIN'

"A white-trash psychobilly nightmare with midnight movie appeal." - Vanity Fair ... From a script penned by Vice Magazine founders Eddy Moretti and Shane Smith comes White Lightnin', a ... More »

RED RIDING 1974 (MA15+)

“Deep, dark Yorkshire Noir.” - Independent ... Brilliantly adapted from the novels of David Pearce and directed by filmmaker Julian Jarrold (Brideshead Revisited, Kinky Boots), Red Riding: 1974 ... More »

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