The Eyes of Morton Are Upon You: Morvern Callar and the Art of Expression

Samantha Morton as Morvern Callar in an extreme close-up in a nightclub. Her face is bathed in red light as she looks off-camera.

|Natalie Marlin| A flashing light fades in, and the first thing we see is her face, staring out past the camera. It’s impossible to know what she’s thinking. It’s impossible to know where her focus lies, or if her eyes are merely glazing over in a kind of catatonia. Continue reading