Congratulations to our Angela Littlejohn, Line Producer on Slow West which picked up the World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic Winner at Sundance!
SECTION World Cinema Dramatic Competition
COUNTRY United Kingdom/New Zealand
RUN TIME 84 min
Jay is a lovelorn
17-year-old Scottish aristocrat who travels to the American West at the close of the nineteenth century to track down his former lover. Confronted with the harsh realities of the frontier, he falls in with a rough and mysterious traveler named Silas (Michael Fassbender), who soon discovers that the focus of Jay’s affection has a price on her head. Together, the two navigate a vast, untamed wilderness while attempting to stay one step ahead of a bloodthirsty posse and colorful bounty hunter. Their search leads to a bloody confrontation where Jay’s romanticism is the first of many casualties.
Scottish filmmaker John Maclean makes his Sundance Film Festival debut with a fresh, lyrical perspective on a quintessentially American art form. With performances buoyed by Fassbender’s enigmatic and modern take on the stoic Western hero, a wry sense of humor, and stunning panoramic cinematography, Slow West is a surreal journey through a gorgeous yet inhospitable landscape.
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