Archipelago

Directed by Joanna Hogg
Year: 2010
Running Time: 114 minutes
Country: U.K.
Language: English

ARCHIPELAGO is a quietly devastating portrayal 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 say goodbye to Edward. Hired cook Rose (Amy Lloyd) and painting teacher Christopher (Christopher Baker), though bought 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.

"Joanna Hogg ; where have you been all my movie-loving life? [...] In scene after scene, meaning sneaks in and sometimes roars" - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.


Cast
Edward Tom Hiddleston
Patricia Kate Fahy
Christopher Christopher Baker

Crew
Directed by Joanna Hogg