Oscar-winningdirector, Andrea Arnold starts principal photography on her first feature, Red Road, in Glasgow thisweek.

The film is being produced by Red Road Films, a subsidiary of Glasgow-based Sigma Films. It is a collaboration with Zentropa Films - part of Lars von Trier's experimental project, The Advance Party.

Red Road is the tale of a woman confronting the man responsible for her family's death. Arnold was awarded £436,144 of National Lottery funding through the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund and will shoot for six weeks.

Red Road previously was awarded £10,962 of Lottery development cash through the UK Film Council's Development Fund. It was originally developed by the Glasgow Film Office and is also funded by Scottish Screen.

Trust Film Sales is acting as sales agent for the film. Verve Pictures is the UK distributor.

Arnold won her Academy Award for her short film Wasp and was featured as one of Screen International's Stars Of Tomorrow two years ago.