WHO’S IN IT?
Michael Fassbender (Shame), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Ben Mendelsohn (Starred Up), Caren Pistorius (The Most Fun You Can Have Dying), Rory McCann (Game of Thrones), Brooke Williams (Predicament), Alex Macqueen (The Thick of It), Andy McPhee (Saving Mr. Banks)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
John Maclean (film debut), director, writer; Iain Canning (The King’s Speech), Rachel Gardner (Show of Hands), Conor McCaughan (Eden Lake) and Emile Sherman (Shame), producers; Jed Kurzel (The Babadook), composer; Robbie Ryan (Philomena), cinematographer; Roland Gallois (The Hunter) and Jon Gregory (In Bruges), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
At the turn of the 19th century, 17-year-old Jay Cavendish (Smit-McPhee) travels from Scotland to the harsh and unforgiving landscapes of America in search of the woman he loves, Rose Ross (Pistorius), and is soon accompanied by a mysterious traveller named Silas (Fassbender)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Filmmaker John Maclean, the award-winning director of short film Pitch Black Heist (which featured Michael Fassbender, who also appears here), makes his feature debut with the slick, darkly funny Western that ticks all the right boxes of the genre.