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Wind River - Ipswich Film Theatre

Wind River - Ipswich Film Theatre

Looking for something different? A story line that is so interesting that you can’t take your eyes off the screen? This is most certainly the film for you! Ipswich Film Theatre showcased Wind River on the 29th September 2017.

The film is written and directed by Taylor Sheridan and is set around a Native American Reservation. It focuses on the parallels between modern life and Native American life. A Las Vegas FBI agent and a veteran tracker are brought together to investigate the death of Natalie, an 18-year-old girl. It first appears that Natalie has passed away from exposure to the cold but after seeing that she is bare foot, it becomes clear that she was running from something. From the opening credits, you are plunged straight in the middle of the action. The film itself takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as you feel a mixture of terror as you discover what happened prior the girl’s death and sadness as you watch the people around her cope with the grief.

The plot thickens with the ways of Native American life and shows themes of entrapment and mental illness. Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner), work together with the FBI agent, Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) to get to the bottom of how Natalie died. After some time, it becomes clear that Cory has lost his daughter too and is looking for a way to find some answers to his own personal dilemmas. In order to heal himself, he helps Jane to solve the case and Natalie’s father on the path of his own healing.

The whole film has you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next bit of information in the case or the next twist and turn. It must be said that it is not a film for the faint-hearted with some sudden and graphic scenes. However, this adds the film to the thriller genre and does this successfully. If you can handle gory scenes, then this film is most certainly recommended as it will not disappoint. You will be left on the edge of your seat. 

Review by Amy Curtis, Graduate of University of Suffolk.

For more information about the selection of films on offer at Ipswich Film Theatre click here.

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