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Shell

Shell
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 91 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Scott Graham
  • Written by: Scott Graham
  • Cast: Chloe Pirrie, Tam Dean Burn, Morven Christie
  • UK release: 15 March 2013

Shell (Pirrie) is a lonely teenager manning her father's isolated garage in the Highlands. The film was expanded from a short and it feels like it, with occasional forced symbolism and gloomy arthouse clichés instead of deeply-felt drama. But Graham has a definite way with actors, and it's eloquent and atmospheric. Impressive.

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Shell

18 Feb 20133 stars

Impressive feature debut set in Highlands by Scottish writer-director Scott Graham

Shot with a raw eloquence that displays a deep understanding of its Highland setting, and performed with sensitivity and directness, Shell is an impressive debut by Scottish writer-director Scott Graham. Chloe Pirrie quietly but confidently holds the…

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