Found in: Sundance on Tour
A Love Song
Still from A Love Song, part of Sundance London on Tour at Watershed

A Love Song

classified 15

Sundance on Tour 2022

Film

Please note: This was screened in June 2022

Director
Max Walker-Silverman
Cast
Dale Dickey, Wes Studi, Michelle Wilson
Details
81 mins, 2022, US
Primary language
English

Max Walker-Silverman's feature directorial debut is a heartfelt portrait of yearning and the passage of time, set amongst an unvarnished American landscape.

At an idyllic campground in the Colorado Mountains, Faye (Dale Dickey) camps in her trailer, her life stripped back to its bare essentials. A widow in her sixties, she catches crawfish, boils a pot of coffee and waits, for a man she’s not even sure she will recognise. Faye is waiting for Lito (Wes Studi), a childhood sweetheart she hasn’t seen in decades. The two share a night by a lake in the mountains – making small talk, sharing memories, and sheltering together from loneliness.

Showcasing the immeasurable talents of both of its leads, A Love Song is tender and meditative, a film which embraces and accepts the empty spaces in the landscape, in Faye’s life and in the conversations she shares with Lito.