Director: Joanna Hogg
Cast: Viv Albertine, Liam Gillick, Tom Huddleston, Harry Kershaw, Mary Roscoe, Christopher McWatters
Country of Origin: UK 2013 104 mins.
Premiered at the 2013 Locarno International Film Festival
Released by ARTIFICIAL EYE/CURZON FILM WORLD
'Fascinating, intimate, intriguing - an engrossing portrait of relationships.'
Artists D (Viv Albertine, formerly with punk band Slits) and H (Liam Gillick, Turner Prize nominee) love their modernist London house. They've lived in it for two decades. It's an intimate part of their lives. So why put it on the market ? Anxieties surface and D struggles to control the personal and creative aspects of her life with H. Why sell it?
The house is the third part of this relationship, their protection against the perceived dangers of the city. Dreams, memories and fears are locked into the walls. How will their relationship – and their art survive without it's protection? Fissures may appear and they have a sexual relationship that a psychologist could write a paper on. Yet they communicate by intercom. What's in the past that leaves D and H with a sense of disquiet? Will we ever know? Will we ever know their names? And they're part of the chattering classes.
This third movie ('Unrelated' 2007, 'Archipelago' 2010 ) in Joanna Hogg's loose trilogy is fascinating, intimate, an austere and engrossing portrait of relationships. And don't forget the austere Kensington house. The camera observes, sounds fill the background and anxiety increases. You'll be intrigued by it or...............
A Q/A with director Joanna Hogg and lead actor Viv Albertine 6:30 pm is at the CURZON CINEMA, MAYFAIR Friday 25th April after the screening of 'Exhibition'.