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Plot: Edee, in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter brings her back from the brink of death, she must find a way to live again.
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Who doesn’t appreciate Robin Wright’s career as an actress? Every time I see her name attached to a film, I can’t help but feel excited about it. So, obviously, any movie with her would be one of my most anticipated films of Sundance. However, the main reason why I was highly expecting Land wasn’t due to her acting credit, but because this is her feature directorial debut. Her performance didn’t disappoint me, though, much on the contrary. Wright continues to prove her talent time and time again, delivering an incredibly captivating interpretation of a character who demonstrates that perseverance and the will to live can work as a healing method in the worst of times. An extraordinary character-study written by Jesse Chatham and Erin Dignam.
However, it’s her role as the director that surprises me the most. Her vision is clearly depicted through sumptuous cinematography (Bobby Bukowski) and an original score (Ben Sollee, Time For Three) that becomes part of the narrative. In fact, I dare write that without its music, Land would lack that special element to elevate everything as a whole. Well, to be fair, the Rockies hold landscapes so jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring that I would sincerely enjoy just staring at this movie for its sceneries.
It’s one of the best-looking films I’ve seen in the last few years, and that’s a key component because story-wise, there isn’t much action or impactful events going – except for the last couple of revelatory minutes – which might become tiresome for some viewers. It’s a bit odd how usually, I don’t see great replay value in this type of movies, but I genuinely want to revisit this one for its visuals and score. I can’t end this review without praising Demián Bichir, who offers a performance as remarkable as Wright’s. Absolutely phenomenal.
Land is an outstanding feature directorial debut from Robin Wright, who also delivers one of my favorite performances of hers. An incredibly inspirational film that relies on its unforgettable visuals and an extremely engaging score to present me with one of my favorite movies of this year’s Sundance. Without the shadow of a doubt, it’s one of the most gorgeously shot films I’ve seen in quite a long time. Every single scene is filled with an awe-inspiring landscape in the background that took me to the beautiful snowy mountains in such an emotional manner. Thank you, Bobby Bukowski, for your jaw-dropping cinematography, but it’s Ben Sollee and Time For Three’s score that elevate the overall picture in a way that without their music, the storytelling would suffer tremendously. Demián Bichir also deserves as much praise as Wright when it comes to their acting displays. Jesse Chatham and Erin Dignam’s screenplay isn’t groundbreaking, but Land breaks my personal tendency of feeling that this type of movie lacks replay value. I’ll rewatch this sooner or later, and I recommend everyone to do the same.
The unforgiving conditions that accompany the jaw-dropping beauty of nature set the stage for “Land,” the directorial debut from actor Robin Wright. Wright stars in the film as Edee, a woman who can no longer live in the world she’s always known after a tragedy shakes up her entire reason for being.
Suicidal and heartbroken, Edee withdraws from the life she once knew, abandoning it all and heading to a secluded cabin in the mountains. With no survival training, she soon finds herself with little food and no means of communication. When the end seems near, a good samaritan hunter (Demián Bichir) comes to her rescue and is able to save her in the nick of time.
The film reads like a meditation on grief and the nature of isolation, with an unhurried pace that lingers over gorgeous scenery of mountains and streams. Much of the first half of the film consists of a lot of staring off into space with handsome, snow-covered backdrops. You feel as if you’re right there with Edee, especially when her sadness takes over. There isn’t much story here, and Wright reveals just enough to preserve the mystery. The film’s pacing may still feel too slow for some, but there’s a purpose.
The survival story develops into one of friendship, as the man helps Edee find the human connection that she’s been missing. He teaches her how to hunt and live off the land, which saves her life in more than one way. The pair find strength in each other, and Edee begins to live again.
The burden is overwhelmingly on Wright to turn in a powerful performance since she carries the majority of the film, and she succeeds. She portrays Edee with a quiet determination and rugged grace that is both inspiring and heartbreaking, and she has a terrific chemistry with Bichir.
“Land” is a poignant story of both isolation and companionship, taking audiences along on one woman’s journey to discover how to live again.
Harrowing and exhilarating.
“Everybody wants to rule the world” Sung along in Land, from Tears for Fears.
Ethan Hawke brings in those lyrics as well in Tesla last year, making it an anthem for lonely souls seeking more control of their modern lives. Edee (Robin Wright, who also directs) encounters that song and sentiment during her self-exile in the Wyoming mountains in Land as she struggles with life and death in a failed attempt to control a narrative that includes the loss of her husband and son to a mass shooting.
A week ago, I witnessed two other women against the odds with The World to Come, where smart ladies weather a brutal winter in 19th century Upper NY State and inadequate husbands. Both filmmakers have captured the reality of survival in hostile but beautiful surroundings, where the environment is metaphor for the storms within.
Yet, like the hostile living, the women fight fate to control their lives, not without pain and suffering. Edee forsakes life only to find it stalking her in the form of a Good Samaritan, Miguel (Demien Bichir), who not only saves her life but gives her life through his generosity of heart for all living things.
Edee must learn to survive (she has forsaken phones and cars) by killing animals and accepting humans, both challenges for a self-determined exile. The story is minimalist, needing not more than cinematographer Bobby Bukowski’s stunning landscapes and Trevor Smith’s production design, which is at home in the city as well as an old mountain cabin with previous haunting lives.
Escape to stunning landscape? see Land, but don’t think life can be left behind. Robin Wright’s expert direction, for her first helming, never lets us forget that our humanity, and the need to connect with it, will never leave us.
Land is a fascinating existential journey that showing the melancholy unity between the living and the dead, as James Joyce so poetically pointed out long ago. The connection that brings life: Miguel explains to Edee when she asks why he is helping her: “You were in my path.”
Be exhilarated by a story about exile that doesn’t work. Land is beautiful, harrowing, and ultimately rewarding.
A flat movie suffering from a lack of pacing and visceral grip.
I like Robin Wright’s acting tremendously but after this movie am not enthused about her directing.
If you have ever lived in a remote area you will see the many inconsistencies in the story and will be frustrated by the character’s stupidity and arrogance, if you haven’t they won’t bother you. I could have got past all the holes if the movie had been otherwise engaging, but I found it flat.
It is obvious what this film wants to be: a moving ode to recovery from grief, a survival tale set in an overwhelming world that most of us are just too under-prepared to deal with. But apart from a bit of decent acting it feels hollow. The pacing is monotonous – there just aren’t any builds, lulls, no highs, no lows. The ‘danger’ scenes feel much the same as the ‘touching’ and the ‘lonely’ scenes; the wind, rain and snow feel much the same as the sunshine. There is no evocation of feeling, no momentum, no passing of time (the seasons are so confusing it is ridiculous).
There’s nothing to grab you and pull you in. The beautiful shots of the Rockies don’t evoke a sense of sweeping grandeur, they are flashed on screen for a moment and come off feeling like so much desktop wallpaper. It’s all just surface stuff: here’s a pretty vista, here are some deer, a bear (who is not hibernating in winter.) There is no struggle, things just happen. A dog was introduced and it wasn’t even used it as a device to work the audience’s emotions. It’s just there for set dressing like a movie star’s toy dog. (And to project the ending I suppose, which it gives away.)
But for one night scene the sounds of the mountains were almost completely absent: the birds, owls at night, foxes screeching, raccoons foraging, mice, insects buzzing, etc. No mosquitoes or black flies? The Rocky Mountains are a riot of sound and life. Sound that would have filled out those empty scenes, given us a sense of place, added to the hardship. I didn’t feel the wind or rain or dirt under her nails, or hear the shots of the gun ring out through the wood in a death knell for the first deer she killed. It was too clean. It should have been a life changing moment, loud and harsh.
Perhaps RW left out the visceral elements in order to show the character did not feel anything, but if so the audience still needs to experience the wilderness – that’s part of the contract when you make a survival film. We get to be in that place. Not evoking the senses is an amateur mistake in any film but especially a nature one. Nature should be an omnipresent force, a character – the antagonist – in a movie like this, but in “Land” she felt oddly passive and removed.
The only part of this film that really worked was the end – the actor who played the savior was excellent and moving.
I hope if Robin Wright directs another film she doesn’t act in it – it is a large order to both star in and direct a film and I think this one suffers from both lack of focus and lack of experience. Also sub-par editing.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Director Robin Wright
Writer Jesse Chatham, Erin Dignam
Actors Robin Wright, Demián Bichir, Sarah Dawn Pledge, Kim Dickens
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations.
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Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
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