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Shell in July

Verve Picture have announced that SHELL, Scott Graham’s award winning debut feature starring Joseph Mawle (Bird Song, Game of Thrones) and newcomer Chloe Pirrie, will be available on DVD and on Blu Ray for the first time from 8 July.

Nominated for three awards at the BFI London Film Festival, including the Best Newcomer award for lead Chloe Pirrie, SHELL marks the arrival of Scottish writer-director Scott Graham as a distinctive new voice in British cinema.

Shell is a 17-year-old girl who lives and works at a petrol station in the desolate Scottish Highlands. Apart from the occasional customers who call by for fuel, and a few regulars who acknowledge and catch up with her, Shell’s only company is her reserved and softly spoken father Pete (Joseph Mawle), to whom she is devoted. A young girl trying to find her place in the world, she is on the cusp of womanhood, struggling to re-imagine her role within her own family and life in general. Pete, meanwhile, is damaged goods. He still keenly feels the absence of his wife, who ran away when Shell was four, while his connection with his daughter is both difficult and disturbing.

Beautifully photographed, SHELL is an involving story with quiet, emotionally charged performances from leads Chloe Pirrie and Joseph Mawle - a deeply affecting film that stays with you long after viewing.

Extras include a trailer and ‘Shell – From Script to Screen’.

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