SLOW WEST (15)

Date Time
Mon 3rd August 7.45pm
Tues 4th August 7.45pm

Dir: John Maclean | New Zealand / UK | 2015 | 83 mins
Cast | Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn

Michael Fassbender (Shame, 12 Years a Slave) stars in John Maclean’s terrific revisionist western. Naive young Jay (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is travelling across late 1800s America to his sweetheart. Encountering danger, he’s saved by the mysterious Silas (Fassbender) who proceeds to protect him from all manner of horrifying scrapes, before outlaw (Ben Mendelsohn) gets on their tail. With gallows humour and gorgeous visuals, we immediately know we are in for something out of the ordinary. Slow West defamiliarises our understanding of the American west’s history and explores how self-determinism, rather than fate, has made America the country we know today.

“Bold, beautiful and original […] Eye-popping imagery, bursts of surreal hilarity” **** Jordan Hoffman, Guardian|

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