Somewhere on the Mississippi-Louisiana border, brothers Jack and Louis prepare for their mother’s imminent death. Their communication limited to glances, they hunt a gorgeous animal, cook a special meal and share last moments of quiet intimacy with the woman who bore them. Once she succumbs, they ignore society’s expectations and undertake an arduous journey to bury her along the riverbank. Ants swarm in the dirt, trees form a green cathedral and the brothers step deeper into the muddy river. This visual meditation on nature, death and tradition paints a shattering portrait of a family overcoming extraordinary circumstances to honor a final request.
Festivals: Cannes, Tokyo Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Deauville, AFI Fest
“Manages the incredible task of calling to mind the work of both David Lynch and Terrence Malick, whose styles you'd think might be mutually exclusive. Director Alistair Banks Griffin is definitely a name to watch, as is star Brady Corbet, who you may have seen in the excellent ‘Mysterious Skin.’” Damon Wise – Empire Online
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY ALISTAIR BANKS GRIFFIN
PRODUCERS JOSH MOND & ANDREW F. RENZI
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SEAN DURKIN & ANTONIO CAMPOS
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS ZACH STUART-PONTIER & DUSTIN BOWLIN
STARRING BRADY CORBET, DAVID CALL, & KAREN YOUNG
PHOTOGRAPHED BY JODY LEE LIPES
PRODUCTION DESIGN BY KRIS MORAN
ART DIRECTION BY WILLIAM LOGAN
MUSIC BY SAUNDER JURRIAANS & DANIEL BENSI
SOUND DESIGN BY DANIEL FLOSDORF
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