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Shell (I) (2012)

 |  Drama  |  15 March 2013 (UK)
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The story of Shell, a girl who lives with her father Pete in a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands, in their struggle against the elements and the impossible love they feel during the last winter that she will be in that place.

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The story of Shell, a girl who lives with her father Pete in a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands, in their struggle against the elements and the impossible love they feel during the last winter that she will be in that place. The Scottish Scott Graham in the feature film debut with an adaptation of his short Shell, winner of the London Short Film Festival. His next short film, Native Son, was released in the Critics' Week in Cannes in 2010. Written by Sddq.Shahid

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A character study in open remoteness
23 March 2013 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A lonely existence in an isolated spot, looking after an introverted epileptic father.

In spite of the minimalistic tone both in terms of story, scenery and characters a good job has been done in terms of narrating the story of a father and a daughter in this seemingly isolated existence. What would have probably been intolerable for most, these two souls do not seem to mind, nor looking for a change in their situation. They have a close bond that surpasses everything and ties them together and to that place.

The raggedly beautiful backdrop of the windy Scottish Highlands adds a pleasant variance to the ambiance of this story.

A great thing about "Shell" is that the girl in the epicentre despite the remoteness in which she leaves she is popular among clients, some of whom openly express their feelings but it does not change her nor makes her full of herself. She always remains the girl at the gas station.

A let down is the prevailing sense of misery that seems to be the norm in most of modern British cinema.

Despite its contained nature, this is a careful and well exposed character study.


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