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Joanna Hogg United Kingdom, 2010

Ben Dooley's rating of the film Archipelago

A family holiday in the Scilly Isles as a send-off for the brother, going to Africa to help in sex education. It gets the tensions that can play out over tiny things at a dinner table, really about unspoken histories between mum, son and daughter. It's melancholic, but also a deeply deadpan satire - an examination of the hypocrisies of the British (upper-)middle class. Great use of sound, frame and offscreen space.