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FILM REVIEW – Archipelago

By Marty Mulrooney


An archipelago is a chain or cluster of islands. It is also the name of director Joanna Hogg’s second feature film, rather fittingly set on Tresco, the second largest island of the Isles of Scilly, which form an archipelago off the south-western tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain. Shot from predominantly static camera angles and with no soundtrack to speak of, Archipelago offers an almost voyeuristic insight into the life of a family brought together for a quiet cottage holiday, before being pushed apart by the realisation that they are actually strangers.

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