A Long Way From Home Review

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Long-married couple Joseph and Brenda (Fox and Fricker) share a pottersome retirement in the South of France. But the arrival of young lovers Mark and Suzanne (Nicholls and Dormer) soon stirs up their stolid routine.

★★★★★

Feeling like Joanna Hogg remade Le Week-end in Nîmes, this measured treatise on exile, desire and coupledom makes evocative use of its exquisite locations and is deftly played by a quartet fully attuned to their characters’ longings, fears and regrets.

Adroit performances abound in this ex-pat tale. Archipelago DP Ed Rutherford helps add to the Joanna Hogg-y feel, but this lacks the disquieting insights of Hogg's work.