DIRECTOR: LYNNE RAMSAY
CAST: SAMANTHA MORTON, KATHLEEN MCDERMOTT, PAUL POPPLEWELL
A sensory odyssey packed into an intimate story of love, death, and theft, Lynne Ramsay’s second feature stays close to its impossibly distant title character, played with a transfixing inscrutability by Samantha Morton. Passing off the work of her suicided boyfriend as her own, Morvern gets a book deal and a ticket out of gray Scotland to sunny seaside Spain for herself and her best friend (Kathleen McDermott). A film of mysterious gestures, a hieroglyph that begs to be decoded while withholding the key.