Film runs Fri, Jun 20 through Thu, Jul 3.
Joanna Hogg 2013
UK | Format: DCP | 110 minutes
Two week exclusive theatrical run!
A married middle-aged couple (Viv Albertine and Liam Gillick), both artists, live in a beautiful modernist house in Chelsea, designed and built by an artist—a labyrinth, a refuge, a prison house, a battleground. As they confront their conflicts and competitions, they slowly arrive at the painful decision to sell, thus inviting interlopers into their private world. Joanna Hogg’s new film is structured as a cinematic mosaic of interlocking sights, sounds, exchanges, happenings great and small, everyday advances, and retreats. It is, finally, a portrait of two people in a state of change in a house that effectively becomes a third character, and an agent in that change. Hogg’s film is a rarity, at once exactingly minimal and intimately character-driven. It is also a wonderful “London movie.”
New York Film Festival, 2013
Locarno International Film Festival,
BFI London Film Festival, 2013
Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2013
“Exhibition is exquisitely made, slightly chilly, and one of the most interesting British films in recent years” —Chris Darke, Film Comment
“An unnervingly precise portrait” —Dennis Lim, The Los Angeles Times
“This film is one of those that is greater than the sum of its parts; each aspect, from wardrobe to its ingenious sound design, lends itself to a thematic cohesion that is fast becoming Hogg's calling card.” —Kathleen Sachs, Cine-File
Series: New Releases at the Film Society
Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center