Archipelago

Synopsis: Deep fractures within a family dynamic begin to surface during a getaway to the Isles of Scilly.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Joanna Hogg
Production: Kino Lorber Films
  6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.0
Metacritic:
82
Rotten Tomatoes:
95%
NOT RATED
Year:
2010
114 min
Website
195 Views


I haven't unpacked, so you can

easily have that one if you want to.

I just stayed there last night.

I don't mind.

Well, choose.

Honestly, I really don't mind.

It's your trip.

I don't mind. I'll tell you what...

Oh, come on. Just choose...

- You stay in there.

- Stop being so nice!

It's fine, it's fine. I'll, erm...

- Really?

- Yeah.

- Sure?

- Yeah.

OK.

Will you be all right up there?

Yeah.

Baked apples.

With the blackberries?

Yeah. Mmm.

I think that's a very good idea.

OK.

Oh, I love it when you do that.

I think the...

Sorry, darling. Can I just

turn the oven on over here?

There we are. Whoa!

Not sure which one. Oh,

it's this one, I think.

I'm just going to look after my eggs.

Yeah, sorry.

Remember, I used to do this

when you were really small?

Yeah.

Mum, here's your hot water bottle.

Thank you.

There you go.

Turning this one out.

- Right.

- OK.

Night, my darlings.

Night, night. Go up, Mum.

Let's hope Dad's here tomorrow.

You won't be seeing

him again then, or...

No, I will, I will.

I'll see him that night, that

one night I've got before I go.

Night, C.

Night, night.

Sleep well.

And you.

Mum?

Darling?

Night-night.

Sleep well.

You too.

See you in the morning.

Yeah.

Must be quite a nice job, really.

Coming away, family, free holiday.

Nice bit of cooking.

It's not very exacting.

- Is everything all right?

- Yes, delicious.

Can I get you anything else?

I think we're fine. Thank you.

Good.

Yeah.

Have you come a long way, Rose?

Erm, no. Well, sort

of, Northamptonshire.

Oh, that's quite far.

Yeah, it's not Scotland, though.

No.

Yeah.

Whereabouts in Northamptonshire?

Erm, sort of, quite near Silverstone.

That is quite far. That's

almost up to Cambridge, isn't it?

Sort of on the way.

On the way, yeah.

I'd say Cambridge is

probably an hour or so.

So did you have to leave

very early in the morning?

Erm, yeah, quite early.

But it's fine. It's all part of the job.

You're astonishingly ready for us.

I'm amazed that you've

managed to get things together

in such a short space of time.

It's really great, thank you.

Well, it's a pleasure.

It's what I'm here for.

Mmm.

It's a lovely house.

- Yes. - Isn't

it? - We love it.

It's really, really nice.

Have you stayed here before, or...?

Oh, yes. For many years.

Yeah, we've been here... Yeah.

OK.

Cynthia and I were here as children.

Yeah, it's lovely.

Lots of lovely memories.

Did there used to be a

picture on that wall, or..?

Yes, how clever of you!

I've just noticed the

colour difference in the...

Yes, it was rather horrible.

Oh, right.

And Cynthia and Edward

very kindly took it down.

Yep.

Oh, I see. Right. Well, I'd better

get back, but it won't be long.

Great.

Great, well, whenever you're ready.

OK.

- Thank you.

- Thanks.

- Do you want to finish that for me?

- Mmm.

You don't have to act so

kind. You don't have to...

What?

I'm just...

She's used to it. She

can just go in there.

That's what she does all the time.

Darling, I don't think

we need to whisper.

Oh, right, yeah.

I'm a bit stiff from that walking.

Yes. It's good.

It's not a gap year, C.

Mmm.

I really want you to understand that.

No, I'm... It sounds great.

I mean, of course, it's wonderful,

what you're doing, it's really great.

Just...

Perhaps you could have

done it a few years ago,

and you wouldn't be quite so

out of step with your generation.

Cynthia, he's doing it now.

And then you could just

get on with getting a job

and working like the rest of us.

He's had a job.

But I'm happy for you.

You know, that you can be

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Joanna Hogg

Joanna Hogg (born 20 March 1960) is a British film director and screenwriter. She made her directorial and screenwriting feature film debut in 2007 with Unrelated. more…

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