Peter Bradshaw 

Edge – review

Compassion for lost souls pervades Carol Morley's film about marginalised people who come to a Dover hotel, writes Peter Bradshaw
  
  

With her superb documentary Dreams of a Life and the equally inspired early film The Alcohol Years, Carol Morley established herself as an exciting voice in British cinema. Here is her fiction feature, Edge, made in 2010, and though it's a minor piece compared to her confessional documentary work, it is a brooding, atmospheric drama with themes and ideas that intersect revealingly with the rest of Morley's films. A disparate group of people come to a Dover hotel in the wintry off-season: they are all marginalised, on the edge in every sense. Morley makes her location look weirdly otherworldly and beautiful. It looks as if it could be on another planet, or in someone's mind. In a way, it is. There's a strong sense of compassion for lost souls.