Unrelated (2014)

Anna arrives in Italy to stay with her school friend Verena and her family in their rented villa in Tuscany. Her partner Alex was meant to accompany her, but Anna tells Verena (at the last minute) that he has to stay in London due to his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 27, 2014
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An emotional and astutely accomplished feature debut from TV director Joanna Hogg, with strong performances and impressive direction throughout.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

This is civilized human behavior captured with a clinical precision and accuracy.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

This is a drama that amounts to much more than the sum of its parts and, without doubt, is one of the best, and most original, British films of the year.

Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Scratchy? But why not? Scratchy sounds human. In Unrelated we almost hear the charcoal on the paper as the group portrait takes shape, filled with unknown actors helping to cross-hatch their own characters.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Mostly, though, Hogg displays a welcome desire to draw on global film influences and ignore the unwritten rules of what British cinema should or should not seek to achieve, especially in the realm of films about the monied and unsympathetic.

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John Harris-Dunning
Metro (UK)

The complexity of real life creeps in to comic, poignant and often uncomfortably emotional effect. A lo-fi Bridget Jones with serious balls.

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The Sun (UK)

Those of you who enjoy enigmatic dramas which unfold slowly will not be disappointed.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

Hogg works primarily with hypnotic, locked-down, wide-open compositions that seem, at times, to swallow up the people that inhabit them.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

If Hogg can render the travails of a bunch of middle-class British holidaymakers a subject of interest, there's reason to hope she has some career in the making.

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Philip Kemp
Total Film

If Eric Rohmer were British, this is the kind of film he'd make.

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