THE FREE WORLD
Dir. Jason Lew
Boyd HOLBROOK, Elisabeth MOSS, Octavia SPENCER, Waleed Zuaiter
The Free World is a harrowing neo-Southern Gothic tale of two lost souls finding solace in each other. Mo Lundy (Boyd Holbrook) is a man attempting to move past a brutal two-decade stint in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He spends his days caring for abused animals at a shelter while trying in vain to reintegrate into a world that feels utterly foreign to him. A chance encounter with Doris (Elizabeth Moss), an enigmatic kindred spirit equally scarred by violence, lands him in a situation where choosing to do the right thing means risking his hard-won freedom and his life..
"Aesthetically, it’s a gorgeous creation, lovingly, luminously photographed by cinematographer Bérénice Eveno, with a throbbing thrum of a score and sound design that creates an ethereal tension that drifts throughout.."
"Cinematographer Berenice Eveno gives the film a cool, clean look, with pockets of warm light breaking the sweaty gloom "
"From a technical aspect, The Free World is a crisp and visually thoughtful picture to behold. Cinematographer Bérénice Eveno casts light symbolically, drawing shadows in early scene that reflect the reclusive, introverted nature of characters that break to natural light that simply pour over the scenery. "
SUNDANCE 2016- US dramatic official selection