“As American movies get louder and louder – seriously, outside of “The Revenant” good luck finding anything in theaters that isn’t blasting you with wall-to-wall music and dialogue – the exquisite films of Kelly Reichardt become more powerful and more necessary. Following the haunting “Wendy and Lucy” and the bleakly satirical “Meek’s Cutoff”, Reichardt teams once again with Michelle Williams for “Certain Women”, another low-key but powerful examination of women under duress doing their best to strive and survive. Based on a trio of short stories by author Maile Meloy, “Certain Women” threads these separate tales together with skill and subtlety, crossing paths when necessary but mostly uniting them through tone and subtext. And as with Reichardt’s previous work, the film provides a showcase for the kind of acting and cinematography that’s never showy but always perfectly appropriate to the narrative. (…) Reichardt’s affection for her characters and their circumstances shines through every frame, resulting in the kind of intelligent and artful work for which film fans worldwide troop up the Utah mountains every January.” (Alonso Durald, The Wrap)

Around The World in 14 Films 2016, presented by Thomas Arslan



+++ Berlin Premiere +++



OT: Certain Women
Country: USA 2016
Production: Film Science
Cast: Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone, Kristen Stewart, James Le Gros, Jared Harris, Sara Rodier
Format: DCP / Colour
Length: 107 min.
Language: English OV
Distribution Germany: Peripher,
Festivals: Sundance, Sydney, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Deauville, Toronto, Helsinki, New York, Rio etc.
Awards: London BFI etc.