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Joanna Hogg United Kingdom, 2010

I.Camera's rating of the film Archipelago

It's been criticised in some quarters largely for its focus on the upper-middle class (a taboo subject in British cinema?), but these complaints may distract from the forensic skill with which Joanna Hogg tears apart unvoiced family resentments and hypocrisies. A family clan tries to force its own unity, despite an estranged father, a disliked girlfriend and a sea of anxieties. A film about annoyingly real people.