Exhibition (2014)

EXHIBITION depicts a married, middle-aged couple (D and H, respectively played by Viv Albertine and Liam Gillick), both artists, who live in a beautiful modernist house in London's Chelsea. Also designed and built by an artist, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 20, 2014
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2014
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Exhibition flouts convention with its untrained stars and impressionistic narrative; thankfully, writer-director Joanna Hogg ties it all together into an intimate, beautifully shot drama.

Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Hogg maintains a probing detachment and a cold intimacy. As befits the title, she presents her subjects like specimens in an exhibit, with a rigorously structured style that is non-judgmental and unsparing.

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Eric Kohn

Hogg's third feature magnifies the relationship between people and the spaces they live in with a keen eye for the way the two tend to blend together.

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Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse

Seeing Exhibition is like spying through a window on our most glamorous neighbors moving about their flat: it's kind of kinky, kind of fun.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

If "Exhibition" lacks conventionally developed characters and dialogue, it is visually enthralling.

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Leslie Felperin

The whole thing teeters between very boring and completely fascinating.

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Jessica Kiang
The Playlist

It's a very brave and unapologetically cerebral approach to have taken, but it often feels like there's just too little there, too few life rings thrown to the average, non-art-student viewer, to keep us engaged.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

A film that's all airy, abstract pretentiousness.

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

Beautifully shot with an acute eye for crisp composition, this intimate mood piece explores the subtle intricacies and low-level power struggles of long-term love in forensic detail.

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Nora Lee Mandel

A house is not only a living and work space for a woman, but a reflection of her thoughts and emotions. . . as she slowly adjusts to life change through intriguing images.

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