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> Red Road Film Wins Bafta, Special newcomer award
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post 12th Feb 2007, 09:03pm
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Red Road, a film set among the high rises of north Glasgow, won a special Baftas newcomer award for its writer and director, Andrea Arnold. The film, about a CCTV operator, also won the Cannes Jury Prize last year.

Andrea thanked the backers of her film for "having faith in a newcomer" and thanked Glasgow, where her film is set, for being a "fantastic city".

Collecting her award, Andrea said:
"I can hardly walk in these shoes. It's very scary sitting down there when the names go up. You think 'don't call me'. I'm lucky to come out of the whole experience alive to be honest."
She added:
"It's been a good year for British film, I keep hearing, so I'm very proud to be part of it."

The former Top of the Pops dancer won the Carl Foreman Award for a first-time British filmmaker. Accepting her prize, Arnold added, "I hear there is some money that comes with this award, which is great as my boiler's packed up."

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post 13th Feb 2007, 08:54am
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Great to see her sense of humour come through even when accepting her award...some of them take themselves way too seriously.. biggrin.gif

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post 13th Feb 2007, 09:16am
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my elder btother john lived in th,ose flats for a while i'm sure i can spot him hanging oot the window shouting its ok to come up .

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wub.gif My Niece still lives there today & sadly lost her young Husband just a month or so before christmas too shes on her own now with a new baby & 2 sons poor darling is also dying herself with cancer n heart disease shes 32 so sad I went to see her there last year too with the intercom system seems safer than the years gone past. I still think it is full of more great than bad people. :wub:Good on ye film maker lass.

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the woman that won it was so full of gratitude she said a belive that a get some money with this as my boiler packed up she had her little girl with her what a humble dignified woman with no airs and graces just being herself not trying to be up there with the rich and famous just a honest lovley wummin in my opinion well done wub.gif

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