Girl In The Layby

this film was one of ten fiction shorts made for the BBC2 '10 x 10' series.

we meet Col (lovely) plodding through the days working for Butch (weasly) at his roadside tea-stand in Scotland. it rains - a lot. inspired by old Tam (beardy) and his tales of new york, Col knows she has to escape or go barmy. loved by the UK press ( Time Out: "this beautiful short outshines most contemporary British feature films" The Daily Telegraph: "Two lives and a welter of imagination encapsulated in a gentle 10 minutes” ), it still pops up around the world on late night TV schedules, twelve years on.

production company: atp films

producer: jonny persey

director: sarah gavron

drama + docu-drama
· mostly martha
· going down
· kickdown
· girl in the layby
· the ring
· ww2: behind closed doors
· the somme: from defeat to victory
· mummifying alan
· big bigger biggest
· engineering connections
· hunger in a world of plenty
· my brilliant brain
· the guggenheim
· under a coloured cap
· helicopter wars
· survival
· stars
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