WHO’S IN IT?
Reese Witherspoon (Wild), Arnold Oceng (My Brother The Devil), Ger Duany (Restless City), Emmanuel Jal (Africa United), Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Sarah Baker (The Campaign), Kuoth Wiel (film debut), Thad Luckinbill (Just Married), Sharon Conley (The Hunger Games), Mike Pniewski (Ray), Joshua Mikel (We’re The Millers)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), director; Margaret Nagle (Side Order of Life), writer; Brian Grazer (8 Mile), Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), Karen Kehela Sherwood (Blue Crush), Thad Luckinbill (film debut), Trent Luckinbill (film debut) and Molly Smith (Beautiful Creatures), producers; Martin Leon (Le journal d’Aurélie Laflamme), composer; Ronald Plante (The Far Side of the Moon), cinematographer; Richard Comeau (An American Haunting), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Four Sudanese war refugees win a lottery for relocation and settlement in the United States, where they are guided by employment counsellor Carrie Davis (Witherspoon). As the horrors of their war-struck past continue to haunt their memories, the refugees strive to make peace with what has happened while also adjusting to new life in America…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The Good Lie tells the fascinating story of war refugees starting their lives fresh over, but also struggles with the idea of how fresh a start is needed in order to come to terms with your own past.