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Special events and interviews

Certain Women

+ Q&A with Kelly Reichardt

Montana women seek fulfillment, in Kelly Reichardt’s delicate and heartbreaking film.

Image from Certain Women + Q&A with Kelly Reichardt

USA 2016
Dir Kelly Riechardt
With Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone
Certificate 12A
A Park Circus release

This LFF Best Film-winner is an impeccably quiet study of different Montana-based women. Laura Dern’s lawyer is conducting a surreptitious lunchtime affair with a married man. Michelle Williams is Gina, a woman of frustrated ambitions trying to build a ‘perfect’ family home with her husband and surly child. Native American actress Lily Gladstone plays lonely ranch-hand Jamie, who enrols in night school and develops feelings for supply teacher Beth (Kristen Stewart). The whole cast shines, particularly Gladstone – sublime as the near-silent young woman struggling to articulate the nature of her interest in Beth. Reichardt’s delicate direction ensures that the minutest look or gesture gains epic significance, and the only moment in the film to employ scored music might just break your heart.

Tricia Tuttle, BFI Deputy Head of Festivals

Tickets on sale to BFI Champions from Mon 30 Jan 12:30, BFI Members from Mon 30 Jan 13:30 and to the public from Tue 31 Jan 11:30.

Kelly Reichardt will be in conversation on Saturday 4 March 16:30.

There will be a Seniors’ matinee + intro of Certain Women on Friday 3 March 14:00.

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