James Gillespie (William Eadie) is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne (Leanne Mullen), a vulnerable 14 year old expressing a need for love in all the wrong ways, and befriends Kenny (John Miller), who possesses an unusual innocence in spite of the harsh surroundings.
Creditsdirector: Lynne Ramsay
composer: Rachel Portman
producer: Gavin Emerson
More infoCountry: UK
LYNNE RAMSAY (1969): Small Deaths (1996, short), Gasman (1998, short), Ratcatcher (1999), Kill The Day (2000, short), Morvern Callar (2002), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Swimmer (2012, short), You Were Never Really Here (2017).