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Morvern Callar

Lynne Ramsay / GB, 2002 / 97 min.

Morvern Callar the enigma. Is she amoral, desperate, desensitised or insane? Lynne Ramsay’s brilliant, stylish film Samantha Morton plays her so enigmatically you can’t imagine anyone doing it better.

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A man lies motionless on the floor, the Christmas tree lights reflected in a pool of blood. His girlfriend Morvern Callar comes in and walks around him. She reads his suicide note (‘Don’t try to understand’) and opens the present he left for her: a calfskin jacket, a lighter and a cassette tape. She puts the jacket on, lights a cigarette and puts the tape in her Walkman. Her new life has just started.

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This movie contains scenes with alcohol and/or drug usePersons under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Lynne Ramsay

Production year

2002

Country

GB

Original title

Morvern Callar

Length

97 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Britain’s Brightest

Idiosyncratic British filmmakers Andrea Arnold (1961) and Lynne Ramsay (1969) make films like their lives depend on it. Perhaps not in terms of quantity, but certainly in terms of urgency.

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header Britain's Brightest – De films van Andrea Arnold & Lynne Ramsay
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