• Title: Exhibition
  • Director / Writer: Joanna Hogg
  • Producer: Gayle Griffiths
  • Production: Wild Horses Films / BFI / BBC Films / Rooks Nest
  • Distribution USA: Kino Lorber
  • Distribution UK: Artificial Eye
  • 2013 Locarno International Film Festival: Nomination, Golden Leopard
  • Official Selection: 2013 London International Film Festival
  • Official Selection: 2014 New York International Film Festival
  • Starring: Liam Gillick / Viv Albertine / Tom Hiddleston

Ed Rutherford’s superb cinematography makes the most of this confined set, the camera watching from inside and out, the reflections bouncing off the windows...Hogg wrote and directed Exhibition, and it feels as though the ideas developed in Unrelated and Archipelago have been given
full expression here, in a film of sharp intelligence and insight.Five Stars

Kate Muir, THE TIMES*****

'Exhibition' is an exquisitely photographed film that requires unusually close attention for it to reveal itself...The most intriguing tableaus study the world through glimpsed through the slats of wall-length Ventian blinds that thoroughly confuse a view of the outside world with what is reflected inside the house. The metaphoric implications are as endless as a hall of mirrors. Interior and exterior: Where does one end, and the other begin?

Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Exhibition is a superbly glacial and composed experiment in fictional cine-portraiture; a refrigerated study in domesticity and sophistication, mysterious and preposterous – a movie that might claim its lineage from Rachel Whiteread's cast sculpture House, or David Hockney's painting Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy. Hogg uses her characteristic long takes from fixed camera positions; she uses available light, and a kind of middle-distance sound design; it's a film-making technique that makes you expect people on screen to start speaking not English but Austrian-accented German. This is a movie quite uninterested in the structural conventions of narrative, though there is a story – of a sort. It is also uninterested in the conventional tonal imperative of irony, though there is comedy, and tragedy – of a sort...exhibition is challenging, sensual, brilliant film-making.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian*****

Over the last few years, a quartet of brilliant directors have emerged in what could just about be called a movement: Ben Wheatley, Clio Barnard, Peter Strickland and Joanna Hogg...This is confident, uncompromising work, with a ghostliness that plays on your mind for days, and it cements Hogg’s place at the forefront of new British cinema.Four Stars

Robbie Collin, THE TELEGRAPH****

...precisely aligned and framed by Ed Rutherford’s painstaking lensing. All in all, it’s an exquisite, chilly film about an exquisite, chilly couple with a very acute set of First World problems, like a Richard Curtis movie filmed by Andrei Tarkovsky, without the one-liners.


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