Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, April 18, 2014

9:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(UK/2013—directed by Joanna Hogg)

Deftly blending an avant-garde vision with the traditions of the suspense thriller, the exciting new British film artist Joanna Hogg has created a mesmerizing, minimalist, intensely character-driven chronicle of a married, middle-aged couple – both of them artists – living and working in their architecturally unique London home. The house itself – which the couple is in the process of selling – is the third major character in Exhibition, a stunningly designed cinematic experiment in which day-to-day, seemingly mundane routines begin to reveal far more about this couple than was first apparent; Hogg’s cleverly labyrinthine story structure mirrors the nooks and crannies of the film’s setting, eventually implicating the viewer – voyeuristically and sometimes comically – in the mystery we know as “relationships.” New York, AFI and Locarno Film Festivals. (105 min.)

“Fascinating… the movie develops a hypnotic appeal with a strong dose of humanity.” –Eric Kohn, IndieWire

"A brilliantly chilly portrait of a couple, a home, and an unspoken horror. Joanna Hogg's future as one of the most compassionate portraitists of the British psyche is assured." –Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian (UK)
"This is confident, uncompromising work, and it cements Hogg's place at the forefront of new British cinema." –Robbie Collin, The Telegraph (UK)