Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace PG


Please note: This was screened in June 2018

Debra Granik
Ben Foster, Jeff Kober, Dale Dickey
109 mins, 2018, USA
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Winter's Bone director Debra Granik returns with this powerful, haunting film about a 13-year-old girl living off the grid with her war vet father.

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie gives an incredible breakthrough performance as Tom, a teenager who has been living in the Oregon woods with her troubled father Will (Ben Foster), from an early age. Camped in the forest, they are peaceful, lo-tech survivalists, perfectly attuned to each other and the natural world. When a chance encounter blows their cover and social services intervene, the pair escape on a perilous journey back to the wilderness, where they are finally forced to confront their conflicting desires and re-evaluate their relationship...

A film of pure grace and power, this is a masterful portrait of people and communities living off the grid - indeed, some critics have said this is the film Captain Fantastic "should have been".

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