Archive of films Wind River / Wind River

USA
2016, 111 min

Section: Special Events
Year: 2017

Game tracker Cory Lambert is out in the desolate snowy tundra of Wyoming when he discovers the body of a Native American woman. The investigation is led by newly qualified FBI agent Jane Banner, who asks Cory to help her get to the bottom of the mysterious death… A masterful directorial debut from successful screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Sicario and Hell or High Water), in which Jeremy Renner in the role of Cory gives one of the most complex performances in recent times.


Synopsis

Out in the desolate snowy tundra of Wyoming, game tracker Cory Lambert discovers the body of a Native American woman. The investigation is led by newly qualified FBI agent Jane Banner, who has arrived at the remote Wind River Indian Reservation from Las Vegas, totally unprepared for the harsh climate up north. She asks Cory to help with the investigation and together they try to get to the bottom of the mysterious death… After success as a screenwriter (Sicario and Hell or High Water), Taylor Sheridan likewise proves his mettle as a first-time director. In his atmospheric mystery thriller he skilfully exploits the inhospitable snow-clad Wyoming landscape, where law enforcement is a tough deal; at the same time he focuses attention on the unsatisfactory position of Native Americans. Playing the taciturn game tracker Cory, a man marked by personal tragedy, Jeremy Renner gives one of the most complex performances in recent times. At the Cannes festival this year, where it was screened in its European premiere, the film won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director Award.

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Taylor Sheridan (b. 1969, Texas, USA) is an American director, actor, and screenwriter. He began his career as an actor in TV series, gaining special notice for the role of David Hale in the series “Sons of Anarchy” (2008-09). He established himself writing scripts for the successful thrillers Sicario (2015, dir. Denis Villeneuve) and Hell or High Water (2016, dir. David Mackenzie), both of which premiered at Cannes; the second script received nominations for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He debuted as director with the equally successful picture Wind River, which enjoyed a premiere at Sundance.

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Special Events
   
Director: Taylor Sheridan
Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan
Dir. of Photography: Ben Richardson
Music: Warren Ellis
Editor: Gary Roach
Art Director: Neil Spisak
Producer: Matthew George, Peter Berg, Basil Iwanyk, Elizabeth A. Bell, Peter Berg
Production: Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Film 44, Savvy Media Holdings, Thunder Road Pictures, Voltage Pictures
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal, Gil Birmingham
Sales: Voltage Pictures, IMR
Contact: Freeman Film Trade & Finance, Ltd.
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