With Steven Knight’s Locke touring festivals, there’s no better time to delve into the very best single location films.
In recent years, the film industry has been caught up in the thick quagmire of the high budget blockbuster, shot in a plethora of different regions, countries and continents. The single location film has, unfortunately, become something of a rarity; the vast majority of modern cinemagoers now lack the required patience to respond kindly to a single location film. Over here at the Screen Robot community, we consider ourselves at the more sophisticated end of the spectrum of cinema fans. We know that when used correctly, shooting a film in a single location can be a powerful directorial tool, exacerbating feelings of tension, isolation and incarceration, to name but a few. Here are the five best single location films.