BIFF 2020
Cinema Extraordinaire
Morvern Callar

Morvern Callar

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Morvern Callar
Storbritannia / 2002 / 97 min
DIRECTOR:
Lynne Ramsay

A major talent in the revived Scottish cinema, Lynne Ramsay brings MORVERN CALLAR to the boiling point and beyond, extending the scope of her first great success, RATCATCHER. Ramsay sweeps her audience into an intoxicating vortex of discovery from the shock of the opening scene to the unexpected finale. Aided and abetted by the framework of Alan Warner’s cult novel, the delirious energy of Morton’s performance, and subjective camera work that permits no escape, Ramsay has created a road movie that can negotiate every twist and turn of its heroine’s frenetic brain. Just take a hint from Morvern – load the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Sticking with You” into your MP3 player and enjoy the buzz. – B. Ruby Rich, Toronto International Film Festival 2002

Lynne Ramsay