• Morvern Callar

  • Morvern Callar

  • Morvern Callar

  • Gasman

Morvern Callar

35mm Archival Print


Samatha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Paul Popplewell, Bryan Dick,

Note: While previously scheduled to be in person, Lynne Ramsay will not be appearing for this screening due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict.

Following the suicide of her writer boyfriend, Morvern Callar (brilliantly embodied by Samantha Morton) meets up with her bestie for a night of revelry in wet, wintry Glasgow. Soon after, she signs her name to his manuscript, and thanks to the departed’s unused funeral funds, the girls decamp for nonstop continental clubbing in sunny Spain. The reasons for Callar’s unconventional reaction to the traumatic event remain compellingly mysterious throughout. The question of grief or grift is immaterial. The world that Lynne Ramsay and Morton create is the real thing. “Pure punk existentialism” (Elvis Mitchell, New York Times).

  • Lynne Ramsay
  • Liana Dognini
Based On
  • the novel by Alan Warner

  • Alwin H. Küchler
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 97 mins
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive
  • Swank Motion Pictures
Additional Info
  • 35mm collection print courtesy of the Packard Humanities Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive
Preceded By


Lynne Ramsay, United Kingdom, 1997

Ramsay depicts a tense family outing to a Christmas party with a perceptive attention to physical detail and emotional complexity.

Print Info
  • Color
  • 15 mins

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