Morvern Callar (film)

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Morvern Callar
Directed by Lynne Ramsay
Produced by
Written by
  • Liana Dognini
  • Lynne Ramsay
Based on Morvern Callar 
by Alan Warner
Edited by Lucia Zucchetti
Distributed by
Release dates
  • May 2002 (2002-05) (Cannes)
  • 1 November 2002 (2002-11-01) (United Kingdom)
Running time 97 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $729,877 (worldwide)

Morvern Callar is a 2002 British drama film directed by Lynne Ramsay and starring Samantha Morton in the title role. It is based on Alan Warner's 1995 novel Morvern Callar.


Morvern Callar is a young woman in a small port town in Scotland. She wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving the manuscript of his unpublished novel behind. She erases his name, puts her own name on the novel, and goes to Almeria, Costa del Sol, where she sells it to a publisher as her own work.

Critical reception[edit]

It won the 2002 British Independent Film Award for Best Actress. The movie also received the 2002 Scottish BAFTA Award for Best Actress (Kathleen McDermott), the 2002 C.I.C.A.E. Award and the Award Of The Youth at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.


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