Archive of films Wind River / Wind River
2016, 111 min
Section: Special Events
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.
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.
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
|Dir. of Photography:||Ben Richardson|
|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.|