Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik who directed Winter’s Bone from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.
a story of deep emotional poignancy, with a grim political relevance. Tom and Will’s tragedy began in a conflict on foreign shores, but modern urban America offers no safe haven.
Sight and Sound
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 109 mins
- Debra Granik
- Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Forster, Jeffrey Rifflard