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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Ally Sheedy
Radha Mitchell
Patricia Clarkson
Gabriel Mann
Directors
Lisa Cholodenko
Screenwriters
Lisa Cholodenko
Running Time
102 minutes

High Art
Indie drama about the developing lesbian relationship between a magazine minion and a star photographer.


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Plot
Syd (Mitchell) works for prestigious photography magazine Frame - as a minion. When she knocks on the door of the flat upstairs to investigate a leak, she finds once successful photographer Lucy (Sheedy). Syd persuades Lucy to allow the magazine to feature her current work, resulting in more than a working relationship.


Verdict
However aesthetically appealing, High Art doesn't touch any emotional chord. Somehow the characters seem distant, separated from the audience perhaps by the very stylishness that makes the movie such a visual treat.


Reviewed by Giala Murray

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