Joanna Hogg’s coolly perceptive gaze lays bare the simmering tensions and anxieties lurking beneath the civilized veneer of upper-middle-class British society. With her debut feature, UNRELATED, starring her regular leading man Tom Hiddleston, Hogg immediately established herself as one of British cinema’s most distinctive voices, a trenchant observer of class and environment whose unique sensibility marries an unflinching naturalism with a formally rigorous visual style. By turns dryly funny and disquieting, Hogg’s social portraits are among the most accomplished and uncompromising British films of the twenty-first century.
Directed by Joanna Hogg • 2007 • United Kingdom
Starring Kathryn Worth, Tom Hiddleston
Anna (Kathryn Worth) arrives in Italy to stay with her school friend Verena (Mary Roscoe) and her family in their rented villa in Tuscany. Her partner Alex was meant to accompany her, but Anna tells Verena...