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