Morvern Callar


1h 37m 2001

Brief Synopsis

A thriller, set in a remote Scotland port town, centering around Morvern Callar, an impoverished supermarket clerk. When her writer boyfriend commits suicide, Morvern, covers it up. Immediately following his death, Morvern--who's always struggled to make ends meet--steals his unpublished novel, sell

Film Details

Also Known As
Movern Callar
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Bbc Films; Glasgow Film Fund; Mcdonald & Rutter; Scottish Screen; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/COWBOY PICTURES; Arthaus (Norway); Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cowboy Pictures; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Eurocine; Independent Films (If); Lionsgate; Momentum Pictures Limited; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse)
Location
Spain; London, England, United Kingdom; Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

A thriller, set in a remote Scotland port town, centering around Morvern Callar, an impoverished supermarket clerk. When her writer boyfriend commits suicide, Morvern, covers it up. Immediately following his death, Morvern--who's always struggled to make ends meet--steals his unpublished novel, sells it under her own name, and uses the profit to take off for the Mediterranean where she lives the easy, hedonistic life of a raver--clubbing non-stop in Ibiza, Spain.

Film Details

Also Known As
Movern Callar
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Bbc Films; Glasgow Film Fund; Mcdonald & Rutter; Scottish Screen; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/COWBOY PICTURES; Arthaus (Norway); Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cowboy Pictures; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Eurocine; Independent Films (If); Lionsgate; Momentum Pictures Limited; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse)
Location
Spain; London, England, United Kingdom; Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Opening Night) August 14-25, 2002.

Shown at San Sebastion International Film Festival September 19-28, 2002.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 16-20, 2002.

Released in United States Winter December 20, 2002

Released in United States on Video December 16, 2003

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 21-28, 2001.)

Released in United States August 2002 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Opening Night) August 14-25, 2002.)

Winner of the 2003 Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) award for Best Actress (Samantha Morton).

Nominated for the 2002 award for Best British Actress (Samantha Morton) by the London Film Critics Circle.

Released in United States Winter December 20, 2002

Released in United States on Video December 16, 2003

Released in United States February 2001

Released in United States August 2002

Released in United States September 2002

Released in United States October 2002

Released in United States November 2002

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 21-28, 2001.

Released in United States September 2002 (Shown at San Sebastion International Film Festival September 19-28, 2002.)

Released in United States October 2002 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 16-20, 2002.)

Released in United States November 2002 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (European Showcase) November 7-17, 2002.)