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Certain Women Rated 12A

Certain Women

Dir. Kelly Reichardt. USA, 2016. 1h 47m. Starring Kristen Stewart, Michelle WIlliams, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone, James Le Gros, Jared Harris.

The wide open plains of rural Montana provide a stunning backdrop to this understated and perceptive drama. Kelly Reichardt’s triptych of barely connected stories is a quietly captivating film about under-appreciated women in small-town America. The film follows a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand.

'Powerful, focused, nervy, lean. Certain Women is a work of art produced by a director in full control of her material. It leaves you reeling.’ Catherine Wheatley, Sight and Sound

'The indie auteur reunites with Meek’s Cutoff star Michelle Williams for a deeply-involving slow-burner’ ★★★★ Nigel M Smith, The Guardian


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