Urban Ghost Story


1h 26m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Lizzie lives with her single mother Kate in a tenement on the wrong side of the tracks in Glasgow. She has recently almost been killed in a drugged out joyriding incident, and the fragile family is also being harassed by debt-collectors. Things take an even more disturbing turn though when Lizzie st

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Soho Images
Distribution Company
Mti Home Video

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

Lizzie lives with her single mother Kate in a tenement on the wrong side of the tracks in Glasgow. She has recently almost been killed in a drugged out joyriding incident, and the fragile family is also being harassed by debt-collectors. Things take an even more disturbing turn though when Lizzie starts hearing things, and sees the furniture move all on its own. The police and social workers don't believe her, but a tabloid journalist takes up the case. He doesn't belive Lizzie either, but thinks it will make excellent copy. Gradually, though, he becomes convinced that Lizzie is telling the truth, and strange things are afoot in the apartment.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Soho Images
Distribution Company
Mti Home Video

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Released in United States on Video April 27, 2004

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States April 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States October 2000

Shown at Edinburgh International Festival (Focus on British Cinema) August 16-30, 1998.

Shown at Raindance Film Showcase in London October 22-31, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.

Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of series "Changing the Guard" The Festival of New British Cinema" April 16-29, 1999.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.

Shown at Dinard Festival of British Cinema October 5-8, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for Genevieve Jolliffe.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Released in United States on Video April 27, 2004

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Edinburgh International Festival (Focus on British Cinema) August 16-30, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Raindance Film Showcase in London October 22-31, 1998.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Dinard Festival of British Cinema October 5-8, 2000.)

Released in United States April 1999 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of series "Changing the Guard" The Festival of New British Cinema" April 16-29, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.)