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Shell

Seventeen-year-old woman Shell (Chloe Pirrie) lives with her father (Joseph Mawle) at a remote petrol station in the Scottish Highlands. Their austere, isolated lives are compellingly captured via Yoliswa Gärtigand's cinematography, while the narrative centres on the relationship between father and daughter.

Set in the mid-1980s, some years after Shell's mother left them, their lives can be claustrophobically lonely; there are times during the winter that they see just one customer a week. And this isolation results in some troubling undercurrents and tensions between the two protagonists...

Michael Smiley and Iain De Caestecker play two of the petrol station's few customers.

(2012) Cert: 15

Shell synopsis

Scott Graham's debut feature stars Chloe Pirrie in a coming-of-age drama set in the remote, windswept wilds of Scotland

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