Exhibition

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Exhibition

Joanna Hogg (2013)

104min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In her excellent first two features Unrelated and Archipelago, director Joanna Hogg observed with surgical scrutiny the English upper-middle classes on holiday. With her third, Exhibition, she's on home turf in every sense with a London-set story about an artist couple, known only as D and H (played by former punk rocker Viv Albertine and real-life artist Liam Gillick, respectively) who work from their exquisitely austere modernist house. Very little is explained about their past, and hardly much more happens in the narrative's present, but tiny hints, meaningful looks and telling gestures suggest the future is pretty uncertain for these two, who seem bent on fixing their marriage by selling their only "child", the house itself, in order to move on from something bad that happened. Not everyone will have the patience for this uncompromisingly rarefied, claustrophobic study, but those inclined to embrace its minimalist aesthetic will find it haunting and brave.

Summary

Premiere. An artistic couple who have lost the ability to communicate with each other decide to sell the modernist house they have lived and worked in for 20 years. As the awkward process of finding a buyer unfolds, it brings the anxieties both have been repressing about their relationship bubbling to the surface. Drama, starring Viv Albertine, Liam Gillick and Tom Hiddleston.

Cast & Crew

D Viv Albertine
H Liam Gillick
Estate agent Tom Hiddleston
Estate agent Harry Kershaw
Neighbour guest Christopher McWatters
Neigbour guest Mary Roscoe
Woman in car Sirine Saba
Director Joanna Hogg
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Curzon Film WorldGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes, nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 25 Apr 2014
Drama