Year: 2010
UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Kate Fahey, Lydia Leonard, Amy Lloyd, Christopher Baker, Andrew Lawson, Mike Pender, Andrew Lawson, Leigh Baker, Allanah Sheppard, Alan Hewitt, Will Ash, Paul Christopher, Ian Chesterman, Michael Foster, David Hamilton, Jon Taylor, Steve Parkes, Keely Brooker, Anita Bujansky, Gabriel Bujansky, Julian McCurdy
Director: Joanna Hogg
Country: UK
UK: 114 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
UK Release Date: 4 March 2011


ARCHIPELAGO is a devastating portrayal of a family in emotional crisis directed by Joanna Hogg.

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.