Director: John Maclean Run Time: 84 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2015
Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Rory McCann
In SLOW WEST, a young boy traverses across the 19th-century American frontier searching for the love of his life.
Jay is a lovelorn 17-year-old Scottish aristocrat who travels to the American West at the close of the nineteenth century to track down his former lover. Confronted with the harsh realities of the frontier, he falls in with a rough and mysterious traveler named Silas (Michael Fassbender), who soon discovers that the focus of Jay’s affection has a price on her head. Together, the two navigate a vast, untamed wilderness while attempting to stay one step ahead of a bloodthirsty posse and colorful bounty hunter. Their search leads to a bloody confrontation where Jay’s romanticism is the first of many casualties. — Sundance Institute