Archipelago

Archipelago Trailers

Original title Archipelago
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2010
Production Country
Directors Joanna Hogg
Cast Christopher James Baker, Kate Fahy, Tom Hiddleston, Andrew Lawson, Lydia Leonard, Amy Lloyd, Mike Pender
Distributor Curzon Artificial Eye

Synopsis

Edward arrives on a remote island off the English coast, to join his mother and sister who have organised the family holiday to say goodbye to Edward before he embarks on a year of voluntary service in Africa. Hired cook Rose and painting teacher Christopher join the family in their rustic cottage and on daytrips around the island. But Edward's father repeatedly fails to join the gathering, instead communicating with his wife and children via a series of increasingly strained phone-calls. His absence serves to bring the family's buried anger and repressed emotions to the surface and underlying tensions are gradually revealed through raw scenes of bitter sibling rivalry and marital disharmony.