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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.


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


Lynne Ramsay

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Morvern Callar


97 min.







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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