Director: Debra Granik, 2018, USA, 109 mins, Cert: PG
Sun 15 July // 14:30 *
Mon 16 July // 20:00
Tue 17 July // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night)
Eight years after Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik returns with another arresting portrait of life on the margins featuring a mesmerizing breakout performance from a young actress to watch. Will (Ben Foster), a veteran wrestling with PTSD, and his teenage daughter Tom (newcomer Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) live in a makeshift campsite in the Oregon wilderness, cut off from nearly all human contact and surviving by their wits. When social services intervene, their harmonious isolation—and the deep bond between them—is threatened. With clear-eyed naturalism and an unwavering compassion for her outsider subjects, Granik creates a tough, tender, and deeply moving look at a father and daughter searching for their own idea of home. Look out for Michael Hurley and Marisa Anderson who have cameo roles.
***** "A major contender for the top spot of impending film of the year polls" Little White Lies