It's been 17 years since Lynne Ramsay made this gem. She's directed only one feature film since then (We Need To Talk About Kevin) which is criminal. I think that tells you everything you need to know about the state that the Scottish/UK film industry has been in for the last two decades up to the present. No place for talent and no place for women.
Wasn't expecting something so morbid but certainly made for a suckerpunch of an opening first third. From there on out, it all gets very Club 18 to 30/Brits on tour - pills and clubs and twentysomething holiday problems. Ultimately, we're not gifted with much contextual background to really make any sense of the really baffling decisions made by a handful of characters who aren't particularly likeable.
'Morvern Callar' is an intriguing film both thematically and visually. However for me it loses focus as the action shifts from Scotland to Spain, and this slight drop in intensity dulls the effect of what should be some very striking scenes. Still, the captivating Samantha Morton shows once again why she is one of the finest actresses of her generation.
God no. This is an unfortunate film which tries too hard. Casting an English actress as the protagonist struck me as an odd choice way before the referendum debates took off. There are some lovely shots in this but together, they don't lead anywhere in particular, and the story worked much better in book form. Not for me anyway.
Being young - the pointless plot lines of life and random connections to the realities around us - just the way l remember it at its best. Feigned postmodernism? No I think more modern fairytale and how often do we get to see a female character escape if just for a while,