Director: Joanna Hogg. Starring: Viv Albertine, Liam Gillick, Tom Hiddleston. UK 2013. 105 mins.

One of the most distinctive voices in the recent wave of superb British female directors (Lynne Ramsay, Sophie Fiennes, Clio Barnard, Andrea Arnold), Hogg (ARCHIPELAGO) specialises in placing the middle-class psyche under a microscope. Here she focuses on artist couple H (Gillick) and D (Albertine, formerly of legendary punk band The Slits), whose decision to sell their elaborate London home provides a lens onto the workings of their long and complicated relationship. Shot in Hogg’s characteristic sustained, wide takes, and acted with astonishing candour, this is a profoundly engaging exercise in intellectual second-guessing as the characters keep their emotions all but completely in check. It’s also a stylish take on the single-location drama, in which the framing and editing match the architectural minimalism of a house full of clues to its inhabitants’ inner lives.

Club and Group screenings

Mon 3rd Apr 18.45 Ad Free: No advertisements or trailers will play ahead of this screening. You are recommended to arrive promptly. Kicking Ass: Middle Aged Women On Screen: Each screening is preceded by an award winning short film from the Women Over Fifty Film Festival.

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