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Glasgow film scoops Cannes award
Andrea Arnold
Red Road was director Andrea Arnold's first feature film
A film shot and produced in Glasgow has won the special jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Red Road, which cost just over 1m to make, is about a CCTV operator who sees the city through the security cameras.

The film, a debut for British director Andrea Arnold, received its gala premiere on Saturday and was also nominated for the Palme d'Or prize.

She said: "Just to have a film screened here is amazing, but I'm delighted to come back a week later with a prize."

The movie is a bleak tale of obsession where a grieving wife and mother is drawn into the world of the man who killed her family after she sees him on a CCTV camera.

Ms Arnold won an Oscar for the short film in Wasp in 2005.

The Palme d'Or was won by British director Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes The Barley.

The film, about Ireland's struggle for independence, was written by Glasgow-based screenwriter Paul Laverty


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