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Clementine

2020 / Subtitles available

Directed by: Lara Gallagher

Drama, Romantic

Reeling from a one-sided breakup, heartbroken Karen breaks into her ex’s lake house. There, she strikes up a complicated relationship with provocative younger woman Lana.

What we love about this film

You've got to watch this lying on a sofa, eating chocolate, and indulge in the swampy mosquito (or are they crickets?!) soundtrack. What a gorgeous location and fine acting by all this non-famous cast. Slow paced story but with a real heart and the sense of discovery when you see a first time feature of a new notable female film director. - MF

Awards and festivals

In the press

"With this first feature, Gallagher spins a yarn, also peeling a story of attraction and power, identity and coming-of-agency."

Lisa Kennedy

Variety

"An exploration of the shifting power in relationships with striking images and overtones of duality."

Nell Minow

RogerEbert.com

"Driven by a powerful and nuanced performance from Sweeney, Lana’s mix of aloofness and desire turns even the slightest touch into a highly charged event that seems to stop time. "

Matt Weiner

UK Film Review

What’s the buzz?

6 months ago

Clementine | Miranda Fleming

This is a really charming understated film – the acting of the two girls is really beautiful and engaging. The script is quite sparse and with such a slim storyline the pace can be quite slow but as a first feature film I thought the director Lara Gallagher handled the cinematography and the acting brilliantly. […]

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