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Archipelago is a 2010 British film written and directed by Joanna Hogg about a
family holiday on the island of Tresco, which forms part of the archipelago of the Archipelago
Isles of Scilly.
4.1 Critical reception
6 External links UK cinema release poster for Archipelago
Directed by Joanna Hogg
Plot Produced by Gayle Griffiths
Written by Joanna Hogg
A darkly comic and quietly moving portrayal of a family in emotional crisis. Before
Edward (Tom Hiddleston) leaves to do voluntary work in Africa, his mother Starring Tom Hiddleston
Patricia (Kate Fahy) gathers the family together on a remote island as a farewell Kate Fahy
trip to say goodbye to Edward. His sister Cynthia (Lydia Leonard) doesn't seem Lydia Leonard
to want to be there, and although hired cook Rose (Amy Lloyd) and painting
teacher Christopher (Christopher Baker) are brought in to help, they only serve
to bring the family's anxieties to the surface. Grouped together on the island, and Cinematography Ed Rutherford
with their father's absence becoming increasingly conspicuous, the tensions and Editing by Helle Le Fevre
resentments within the family are drawn into sharper and sharper focus as the Studio Wild Horses Film
holiday progresses. Company
Distributed by Artificial Eye (UK)
Release date(s) 22 October 2010
Tom Hiddleston as Edward (London Film Festival)
Kate Fahy as Patricia 4 March 2011
(UK & Ireland)
Lydia Leonard as Cynthia
Amy Lloyd as Rose Running time 114 minutes
Christopher Baker as Christopher Country United Kingdom
Production Language English
The film was shot on location on Tresco, Isles of Scilly in 2009. It is produced by
Wild Horses Films. Several people who live and work on Tresco appear in the film
and are credited as themselves.
It premiered at the Pusan International Film Festival in 2010, and had its UK
premiere at the 2010 London Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best
It was released in the UK by Artificial Eye on 4 March 2011.  Christopher Baker and Tom Hiddleston
The film has been very well received critically. Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian gave the film five stars. . It has
provoked much comment and debate, particularly focused on its social setting and distinctive film making style. 
1. ^  BFI (29 September 2010). Retrieved 14 February 2011.
2. ^  Variety (17 September 2010). Retrieved 14 February 2011.
3. ^  Sight And Sound (March 2011). Retrieved 9 March 2011.
4. ^  Time Out (3 March 2011). Retrieved 09 March 2011.
5. ^  The Observer (6 March 2011). Retrieved 09 March 2011
6. ^  The Daily Telegraph (3 March 2011).
7. ^  The Guardian (3 March 2011). Retrieved 09 March 2011
8. ^  idFilm.blogspot.com(10 February 2011).
9. ^  The Guardian(25 February)
10. ^  The Guardian (14 March)
Archipelago in the British Film Institute "Explore film..." database
Archipelago at the Internet Movie Database
via Archipelago (film)