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Archipelago is a quietly devastating portrait of a family in emotional crisis. 

Archipelago is a quietly devastating portrait of a family in emotional crisis. 

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Archipelago is a quietly devastating portrait of a family in emotional crisis. Edward (Tom Hiddleston) is preparing to leave for a year of voluntary service in Africa. His mother Patricia (Kate Fahy) and his sister Cynthia (Lydia Leonard) decide to gather the family together, on a remote island, as a farewell trip to Edward.
Hired cook Rose (Amy Lloyd) and painting teacher Christopher (Christopher Baker), though brought in to help, only serve to bring the family’s anxieties into sharper focus. When Edward’s father is delayed, the unspoken forces of absence and loss bring the family’s buried anger and repressed tension to the surface.

Archipelago is the second feature from acclaimed writer/director Joanna Hogg, whose first film Unrelated premiered at the 2007 London Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI International Critics prize. Unrelated went on to attract widespread critical acclaim on its UK release leading to Hogg receiving The Guardian’s Best Film Award 2009, and the Evening Standard’s Best Newcomer Award 2009.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with director Joanna Hogg & Jason Wood
  • Theatrical trailer


Archipelago is a quietly devastating portrait of a family in emotional crisis. Edward (Tom Hiddleston) is preparing to leave for a year of voluntary service in Africa. His mother Patricia (Kate Fahy) and his sister Cynthia (Lydia Leonard) decide to gather the family together, on a remote island, as a farewell trip to Edward.
Hired cook Rose (Amy Lloyd) and painting teacher Christopher (Christopher Baker), though brought in to help, only serve to bring the family’s anxieties into sharper focus. When Edward’s father is delayed, the unspoken forces of absence and loss bring the family’s buried anger and repressed tension to the surface.

Archipelago is the second feature from acclaimed writer/director Joanna Hogg, whose first film Unrelated premiered at the 2007 London Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI International Critics prize. Unrelated went on to attract widespread critical acclaim on its UK release leading to Hogg receiving The Guardian’s Best Film Award 2009, and the Evening Standard’s Best Newcomer Award 2009.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with director Joanna Hogg & Jason Wood
  • Theatrical trailer


Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5021866528304
Catalogue Number ART528DVD
Subtitle a film by Joanna Hogg
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2010
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Artificial Eye
Countries UK
Aspect ratio 16:9
Colour Colour
Sound Dolby Digital 5.1
Language(s) English
Running time 109 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 15

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