Morvern Callar : About The Production

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Writers: Lynne Ramsay and Liana Dognini (from the novel by Alan Warner)
Producers: Robyn Slovo, Charles Pattinson, George Faber
Executive Producers: Andras Hamori, Seaton McLean, David M. Thompson, Barbara McKissack

Starring: Samantha Morton (Minority Report, Sweet and Lowdown) and Kathleen McDermott

Financers: BBC Films, Alliance Atlantis, Scottish Screen, Film Council, Glasgow Film Fund

Morvern Callar (2002) is the second film from director Lynne Ramsay, the acclaimed director of Ratcatcher. Shot in March/April 2001 in Scotland and Spain the film stars Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (Sweet and Lowdown). Morvern Callar is a 21 year-old supermarket worker from a small port town in the west of Scotland. Morvern believes that life is something that you get on with as best you can with what you've got. One morning Morvern finds that what she's got is a dead boyfriend on the kitchen floor. But she doesn't tell anyone - an extraordinary choice that propels her on a journey to the south of Spain and transforms her life.

The Film was featured in the Directors Fortnight for the Cannes Film Festival 2002 and then went onto open the Edinburgh International Film Festival in August of the same year. The Film also featured at the Telluride, Toronto, San Sebastian, Dinard and Stockholm Film Festivals of 2002. The Film has been nominated for 7 British Independent Film Awards, which will be announced on 30th October 2002.

"Ramsay is now the director in whom all our hopes for high serious arthouse British cinema now repose" The Guardian
"Morton has an etched star quality: a screen presence that won't let you take your eyes off her. " The Guardian
"Poetic, stunningly beautifully and untainted by crass commercial concerns" Screen International
"Morton gives an astonishing, mesmerising performance" Telegraph Magazine
"Morvern Callar is the part Sam Morton was born to play, just as Lynne Ramsay, was seemingly born to direct it" Dazed and Confused
"Mesmerising" OK Magazine

Cannes International Film Festival 2002: The Prix de la Jeunesse and Decerne par la Cicae (Confederation Internationale des Cinemas d'Art et d'Essai).

San Sebastian Film Festival 2002: Lynne Ramsay, Fipresci Grand Prix For New Director Of The Year

Dinard Film Festival 2002: Kodak award for Best Cinematography

To be released in the UK on 1st November 2002.

Soundtrack available on Warp Records

Author : Company Pictures