+ intro by Jason Wood, BFI Director of Public Programme and Audiences
Kelly Reichardt’s triptych of stories about four women trying to get by in rural America is pleasingly low-key and beautifully acted.
Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone
USA 2016. 107min
Taken from Maile Meloy’s stories, Reichardt’s wonderful triptych focuses on four women (and, sometimes, the men in their lives) trying to get by in rural America. The narrative is quiet, elliptical, realist, and the performances low-key; the vignettes barely overlap. But the sharp sense of people in a particular kind of environment and the interest in exploring inner lives through external details are very Bressonian.
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