Cinema of the World
U.S.A. / 2010 / English dialogue with Arabic subtitles / Colour / DigiBeta / 100 minutes


New York director Debra Granik's second feature is based on a complex crime story by Daniel Woodrell. Set in rural Missouri our unlikely heroine, Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) is a stoic 19-year old who has practically raised herself and her siblings single-handedly amidst poverty and grind. Ree's semi-catatonic mother is beyond useless whilst her feckless, drug-dealing father is on the run after using his one asset - the family home - as collateral for bail. Discovering that unless he is found within a week she and her family will be evicted, and with what we soon discover to be an indomitable will, she refuses to accept this and determines to hunt down her miscreant father. So begins her odyssey through the dark forests and tumbledown settlements of backwoods America. As Ree doggedly pursues her father's sketchy trail, suspense builds steadily and relentlessly. Ree finds herself in the very heart of darkness of the Ozark woodlands in a desperate battle against time - and her very own family.


Drama, Crime, Dramatic Thriller

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Adult Themes and References 15+

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