United Kingdom
dir. Lynne Ramsay
world premiere 2002
U.S. release 2002


Because virtually the entire story, minus one impulsive vacation, is right there in the first handful of shots: a girl, a body, a book, a note, a tape. Forsaking voiceover, hitched to a character who eschews talk, every single thing we come to know or intuit or ask about Morvern emerges in ways completely unique to cinema. Against all odds, it's a tremendous amount.