Newsletter – 04 February 2021

New Season Online

For our second film of 2021 we’ve chosen Morvern Callar directed by Lynne Ramsay, with a screenplay adapted from the novel by Alan Warner. The film was released in 2002.

Maintaining past ABCD practice, we’ve produced a Programme Note for the film which is attached to this Newsletter, with February 25th at 7.30pm being set for a Zoom meeting to exchange your impressions of it. If you wish to partake in this event, please access the link in the Programme Note for the meeting particulars. (You will of course need to have the Zoom ‘app’ installed on your computer.)

For those who wish to send in reactions individually, please Email with your score (A → E) and comments. These reactions and comments will be published on the ABCD Website ( and/or included in the Zoom discussion relevant to the film. You will also find the scores and comments for January’s film The Children Act on the Website.

Reviewing Morvern Callar for BBCi Films, Laura Bushell wrote “Capturing the mood and visuals of Alan Warner’s eponymous novel, [Ramsay] is faithful rather than slavish to its spirit – no mean feat for this cult and allegedly unfilmable book. The results are dazzling”

The film is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer.

ABCD Online Prog Note Morvern Callar Feb 21