Tuesday 23rd January: Certain Women (12A)

USA  –  Drama  –  Year: 2016  –  Running time: 107 mins
Language: English

Reichardt’s sixth feature is set in the American northwest and focuses on four women whose stories are low-key and separate, but whose lives overlap and brush against each other. The tone is intimate, drawing the viewer in with subtle, deliberately anti-dramatic observation. Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone and Kristen Stewart feature in what might be seen as an unassuming masterpiece, even a ‘minor miracle’ as one critic has claimed.

Kelly Reichardt’s wonderful triptych of female character studies confirms her status as the quietest of great American filmmakers.
Guy Lodge (Variety)

Director: Kelly Reichardt
Night Moves (2013) / Meek’s Cutoff (2010) / Wendy & Lucy (2008)
Cast:
Laura Dern                                     …   Laura
Michelle Williams                           …   Gina
Kristen Stewart                              …   Elizabeth Travis
Lily Gladstone                               …   The Rancher
James Le Gros                              …   Ryan
Jared Harris                                   …   Fuller
(for full cast, and more information, see “Certain Women” in IMDB)

Selected UK reviews:

Sight and Sound (Kate Stables)
The Arts Desk (Saskia Baron)
The Observer (Wendy Ide)

Official UK trailer: