Winner: Best Film – 2016 London Film Festival
★★★★★ “… the film is a minor miracle.” – The Guardian
★★★★★ “It’s a heartbreaker, pure and simple” – Little White Lies
“Exquisite… Reichardt confirms her status as cinema’s foremost poet of the American Northwest.” – Screen Daily
Kelly Reichardt’s certain women program
Certain Women (2016, dir. Kelly Reichardt) – starts Thurs 27 March *limited sessions
Blue Valentine (2011, dir Derek Cianfrance, starring Michelle Williams) – Sat 29 March *one session only
Blue Velvet (1986, dir. David Lynch, starring Laura Dern) – Sat 29 March *one session only
Kelly Reichardt’s returns with a film that beautifully hovers over the unrelenting but beautiful Montana landscape, settling on the brief intersecting paths of its female inhabitants. Based on short stories from Maile Meloy’s collection, ‘Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It’, Certain Women is comprised from three vignettes which explore the rural existences of four women, and their relationships. Lawyer Laura Wells (Laura Dern) faces an escalating situation with a client (Jared Harris) who won’t take her word when it comes to his worker’s compensation case; young mother Gina (Michelle Williams) is forced to play bad cop against her husband’s (James Le Gros) good cop routine when it comes to both parenting and work; and isolated rancher Jamie (Lily Gladstone) has her world changed after she makes a spontaneous decision to sit in on an adult learning class at the local highschool, being taught by out-of-towner Beth (Kristen Stewart).
Why should you see this film?
Reichardt’s films (Night Moves, Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff, Old Joy) are widely acclaimed for their connection to landscape and quiet, empathetic moments. In her films we are able to spend time with characters not often seen on screen, every day experiences are miraculous and ephemeral. With sublime cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt, and an all-star cast of actors who often choose the performance path less travelled, Certain Women will linger long in your company. Golden Age is thrilled to present this film exclusively in NSW, in partnership with ACMI in Melbourne.
|Cast:||Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone|