Certain Women by Kelly Reichardt (USA, 2016, 107 min.). DCP.
Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, and Michelle Williams star in this quietly pensive film by Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy; Meek’s Cutoff). Set in rural Montana, the story is divided into three gently intersecting narratives, each centered on a different woman during a life transition. Reichardt draws attention to the transitive moments in life: car rides, daily errands, and the spaces between destinations. Dern said it best in a recent press conference: “the thing that I admire so much about Kelly’s work, and why I was so thrilled to be invited to this journey, is that she’s interested in the life that happens in the pauses … it is that space where no one’s watching that you reveal the most of yourself.” The film won the highest award at the BFI London Film Festival in October.
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