At some point in everyone’s life, they feel like picking up and leaving. To escape whatever is bothering you and start fresh. And while that may not be an option for everyone, the fantasy is something that still persists.
In Focus Feature’s newest release Land, which hit theaters today, it allows viewers a bit of escapism and the option to reflect on the possibilities of starting over and fresh again. Following a life altering event, Edee (Robin Wright) leaves her life behind and retreats to the mountains to start over – and find herself again. But what Edee doesn’t realize is while she tries to escape her past, she is going to have face even harder realities once she’s alone.
With sweeping landscapes, and a harsher life in the mountains – Land brings the reality of running away from your problems to the forefront. But the movie does it at a slow pace. It does make the viewer realize that the world can be a harsh place to live, but with the help of others you can still make it through hard realities.
The slower pace of Land may be the hardest part for the audience to get through, but the first third is the longest part. The movie begins to pick up at the thirty minute mark and you will find yourself more invested in Edee’s story and the movie over all. And the end of the movie, will make you thing the journey was absolutely worth it.
Land is in theaters today where theaters are open. It will be released on POV at a later date.
From acclaimed actress Robin Wright comes her directorial debut LAND , the poignant story of one woman’s search for meaning in the vast and harsh American wilderness. Edee (Wright), 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 (Demián Bichir) brings her back from the brink of death, she must find a way to live again.