With screenings booked for both Toronto International Film Festival and NYFF 2016, IFC Films is drumming up excitement for Kelly Reichardt’s (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) festival darling Certain Women ahead of time with the release of the film’s touching first trailer.
Touting many of the movie’s early review accolades – all of which are glowing, by the way – the graceful snippet introduces us to Reichardt’s female-fronted ensemble, one comprised of Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart and Lily Gladstone. James LeGros and Jared Harris round out the core cast for Certain Women, which chronicles three very loosely connected stories across the four corners of the American Northwest.
Exploring relationships both intimate and friendly, based on the trailer and the trailer alone, Certain Women is poised to be a tender, character-driven feature that centers on three women navigating a variety of trials and tribulations during different stages of their lives. If the stylish cinematography wasn’t enough, the fact that Reichardt has placed Stewart, Dern and and Williams in central roles ought to ensure the director’s latest effort stirs attention during its upcoming festival run.
One of America’s foremost filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer (Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (radiant newcomer Lily Gladstone). As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.
Certain Women is expected to make its worldwide debut across both NYFF and TIFF in the coming weeks before IFC Films rolls out a theatrical release on October 14.