Samantha Morton gives a masterful performance as Morvern, a young woman in small-town western Scotland who discovers her boyfriend’s body after he commits suicide on Christmas Day. She’s now alone, but also free, and uses what he’s left behind to find her way toward another life. “Mesmeric, startling…. announces Ramsay as one of the most distinctive talents in British cinema, and certainly one of the very few with the conviction to be taken seriously as an auteur, in the highest and most fully unapologetic sense of the word” (Guardian). 2002, 35mm, 97 minutes.