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3.4
391 Ratings

Exhibition

Directed by Joanna Hogg
United Kingdom, 2013
Drama
  • English
  • No subtitles

Synopsis

When couple D, a performance artist, and H decide to sell the home they have loved and lived in for two decades, they begin a process of saying goodbye to their shared history under the same roof. The upheaval causes anxieties, memories and dreams to surface.

Our take

Joanna Hogg returns home from her two Italian-set films for a penetrating exploration not only of a marriage among artists but also of how your home defines how you live in it and along with others. Architect James Melvin’s glass-shrouded London house is as much a character as the couple inside it.

Exhibition Directed by Joanna Hogg
By choosing to make her lead character a female artist, Hogg has allowed herself a degree of psychological acuity that leads deeper into a character’s mind than she’s ever gone before. D is the first totally subjective character in Hogg’s canon and we see things that plainly are the work of, if not her imagination, then her subconscious.
July 10, 2014
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Despite sporadic moments of fantasy, Exhibition is ostensibly as realistic a drama as Hogg’s other films, an evocation of how a certain posh-bohemian social group lives in contemporary London. Yet it is the strangest and boldest British film of the moment—an exhibition in its own right, an installation, in its mystery something like a freestanding object.
July 07, 2014
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Hogg’s creation of equally rich visual and aural landscapes, accompanied by little dialogue and action, results in a film that, like so much of art cinema today, often feels as much like a gallery installation as a traditional narrative.
June 19, 2014
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