An incredibly assured debut feature starring Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Chloe Pirrie (who provides the film with its beating heart), Shell (2012) marked the arrival of Scottish writer-director Scott Graham as a distinctive new voice in British cinema. To commemorate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Graham’s Highlands-based debut this Monday (8 July), we have THREE Blu-ray copies of the film to give away to lucky competition winners, courtesy of our friends at independent UK distributor Verve Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Shell (Pirrie) is a 17-year-old woman who lives and works at a petrol station in the desolate Scottish Highlands. Shell’s only company is her reserved and softly spoken father Pete (Joseph Mawle). 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.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Shell on Blu-ray, just answer the following simple question:

At which 2012 international film festival did Scott Graham’s Shell premiere?

a) Berlin
b) Edinburgh
c) London

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Shell’), answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Scott Graham’s Shell is released on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 8 July, courtesy of Verve Pictures.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 11 July, 2013.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
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