“Shell” is a 2012 British drama film directed by Scott Graham. The film stars Chloe Pirrie as the titular character, Shell, who lives with her father in a remote petrol station in the Scottish Highlands.
The film explores the relationship between Shell and her father, who is emotionally distant and has an alcohol problem. Shell’s only companionship is a mechanic named Pete, who helps her with the day-to-day running of the petrol station. As the story progresses, a mysterious stranger arrives, disrupting the fragile balance of Shell’s isolated life.
The film is a character study that delves into the emotional world of its protagonist, examining her hopes, fears, and struggles as she navigates her relationship with her father and confronts her own desires for a different life.
“Shell” was praised for its atmospheric cinematography and Chloe Pirrie’s strong performance, which earned her a nomination for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. However, the film’s slow pacing and minimalistic approach may not be for everyone. “Shell” is a poignant and introspective drama that offers a glimpse into the complexities of the human experience.
Duration: 91 min.