D. Kelly Reichardt | M | USA
Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart and Lilly Gladstone star in the critically acclaimed, Certain Women, from ‘the quietest of great American filmmakers’, Kelly Reichardt.
Reichardt has distinguished herself as a director able to convey deep emotion and meaning through her concise, atmospheric storytelling. Her new film, based on Maile Meloy’s short stories, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, tells three connected stories of independent Montana women trying to understand and shape the world around them: a small-town lawyer (Dern); a woman building a country house (Williams); a night-school teacher (Stewart) and an isolated ranch hand (Gladstone).
For her seventh feature film, Reichardt has assembled a cast featuring some of the finest actors working today. In her role as the harried night school teacher, Kristen Stewart offers another revelatory performance full of bristling, nervous energy. Likewise, Laura Dern and Reichardt-regular Michelle Williams, bring their characters to life with effortless grace, while newcomer Lilly Gladstone brings a heart-wrenching honesty that makes Certain Women unforgettable.
Winner of numerous awards including Best Film at the 2016 London Film Festival, Kelly Reichardt’s latest film confirms her as one of cinema’s foremost directors.
““★★★★ Triumphant… an indelible portrait of independent women…” – THE GUARDIAN
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Thursday 14 September
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