Acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt brings us her latest film, starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, and long time collaborator Michelle Williams as three women with intersecting stories. A lawyer (Dern) tries to diffuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client (Jared Harris), who feels slighted by a workers’ compensation settlement, a married couple (Williams and James Le Gros) breaks ground on a new home but exposes marital fissures when they try to persuade an elderly man to sell his stockpile of sandstone, and a ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) forms an attachment to a young lawyer (Stewart), who inadvertently finds herself teaching a twice-weekly adult education class, four hours from her home.
Much like Reichardt’s other works, Certain Women looks to be quiet yet powerful reflective piece with melancholic tones and stunning cinematography. On top of that, it’s lead by three outstanding actresses, as well as a great supporting cast. Certain Women looks like it could be one of the best films of the year.
CERTAIN WOMEN HITS BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 9th OCTOBER