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'Archipelago' confirms Hogg as a daring and mischievous artist, and a major British talent whose next move will be intriguing.
A car-crash compelling, painfully comic distillation of modern British middle class mores.
Hogg, though a fine film-maker, doesn't always prevent us feeling that these people are not worth worrying about.
Is art the only way for the privileged to deal with their boredom and discontent? Hogg seems to be suggesting so.
Hogg is inviting us to dismiss these people as fundamentally different to ourselves. But sat in a dark auditorium, we are merely laughing at each other.
It's a difficult watch and a difficult sell, but this is quietly outstanding.
Ed Rutherford's photography is superb, but this is a pale imitation of an Ingmar Bergman chamber drama.
Fascinating and confident film-making style of lengthy character improvisation ... a very slow burner that gives the opportunity to 'people watch' on screen.
British writer/director Joanna Hogg follows her debut Unrelated with another insightful, impressively acted study of upper-middle-class family friction.
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