Cinema: Among the Cobwebs

The Whisperers. Rattling around her scruffy flat, a penurious, retired domestic (Dame Edith Evans) lives a life of utter solitude in an atmosphere where the dripping of a faucet is a dramatic event. Her only companions are "the whisperers," unheard voices who speak in her cobwebbed brain, alternately providing her with companionship and terror. In the gritty industrial town in which she lives, time settles like the soot as she goes about her monotonous routine—a visit to the library to warm her feet on a radiator pipe; a stop at the police station to record the most recent threat by her...

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