Wind River

  • Screening Dates: 14th June, 8 PM  //  21st June, 6 PM
  • Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen,
  • Directed by: Taylor Sheridan
  • Running time: 111 mins
  • Rating: M
  • Language: English
Synopsis:

DRAMA   |  MYSTERY: 

Following up his energetic scripting for Sicarioand Hell or High Water, actor-turned-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan takes the director’s chair for this chilly backwoods thriller set in the remote Wind River Indian reservation, Wyoming. Jeremy Renner stars as Cory Lambert, an expert marksman employed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to cull dangerous animals. While out on a job he discovers the body of a young Native American woman in the middle of the wilderness. The FBI hold jurisdiction and they send rookie agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) to investigate. She soon realises she’s in over her head, so looks to Lambert to help her hunt down a predator of a different kind. — MM

Wind River is a modern western, and one of very few forays into the genre that’s set in snow country… Sheridan and cinematographer Ben Richardson use that landscape beautifully in a story that reaches out in several directions – it’s about, among other things, communities of forgotten people, the intricacies of gender dynamics and the ways in which violence against women can be insidiously veiled. The story comes to rest in a way that’s both somber and gratifying.” — Stephanie Zacharek, Time                                                           

Music by Nick Cave

SOURCE: NZIFF 2017