DetailsDirector: Joanna Hogg Country: UK
Cert: 15 Year: 2007 Length: 100 mins
Score: 52.98% Attendance: 67
Winner of the Guardian First Film Award 2009 and the FIPRESCI Prize at the London Film Festival Joanna Hogg’s first film is described by Anton Bitel as ‘a subtle drama addressed at the teenager still vacationing in every adult’. Anna, a childless fortysomething goes to join her old school friend Verena, her husband and their three adolescent children for a holiday in the Italian countryside. George is there, with his son. The only person missing is Anna’s husband, supposedly absent because of work although Anna’s regular phone conversations with him reveal greater frictions between them. With its lingering wide shots and natural soundtrack, Unrelated is unreservedly an adult film, eschewing fancy special effects or wild narrative leaps for character drama.
Thanks to the director.