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Morvern Callar

Morvern Callar

Morvern Callar

2002 / 97min / 35mm

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.