Lynne Ramsay is a Scottish film director, writer, producer, and cinematographer. She was a guest of Stockfish back in 1997 under the former Reykjavík Film Festival. Her films are marked by a fascination with children and young people and the recurring themes of grief, guilt, death, and its aftermath. They are low on dialogue and explicit story exposition and use images, vivid details, music, and sound design to create their worlds.

Lynne has received a BAFTA nomination for Best Director and Best Director prize at the British Independent Film Awards and a win for Best Film Screenplay at the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain, among other awards.


Stockfish will be hosting a retrospective of her filmography and will therefore screen three of her films at the festival as a tribute to Ramsay. In addition to this, Ramsay will host an Open Talk where the audience is encouraged to ask her questions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!


Eva Khatchadourian is a travel writer/publisher who gives up her beloved freedom and bohemian lifestyle to have a child with her husband, Franklin. Pregnancy does not seem to agree with Eva, but what’s worse, when she does give birth to a baby boy named Kevin, she can’t seem to bond with him. When Kevin grows from a fussy, demanding toddler into a sociopathic teen, Eva is forced to deal with the aftermath of her son’s horrific act.


When her boyfriend commits suicide, unambitious Glasgow clerk Morvern Callar invents various stories to explain his absence. After several days, she chops up and buries the body. She then finds a novel he completed before killing himself and sends it to several publishing houses as her own work. When the book is bought, Morvern uses her first payment to take a Spanish vacation with her best friend, Lana, which turns out to be a surprising emotional journey.


James Gillespie 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, a vulnerable 14 year old expressing a need for love in all the wrong ways, and befriends Kenny, who possesses an unusual innocence in spite of the harsh surroundings.