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Gasman

1998

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  • Ramsay's first film shoots saw her working on documentaries, and her cinéma vérité grounding is evident in Gasman through her observational style that captures the beautiful ordinariness of life in this particular community. But while Ramsay has long been lauded for her visual storytelling skills, Gasman also displays her prowess as a screenwriter, one who favours restraint over exposition.

  • It's the story both of a perfectly banal evening, and of an exceptional event that serves to fracture the family unit, messing up all its usual roles, and dissolving the very idea of what is familiar. Ramsay achieves this by never losing sight either of the everyday, or of the extraordinary—she finds a strange, moving equilibrium between Lynne’s devastating experience, and a world that follows its course despite it.

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