Directed by Jonathan Cenzual Burley
HOME, 8 June 2017
Do you remember those Westerns, there were an awful lot of them in days gone past, where you had a lone rancher holding out against a predatory cattle baron who wanted – for a pittance – to buy up his land?
Well, you have a modern version of that kind of Western here; and it is a superb film that keeps you on edge throughout. Besides being high in suspense, the film has an ecological thread: Anselmo, a shepherd and a man of the soil, is pitted against capital and human greed. Indeed, there is a sustained and seasonly slowburn quality to it, as in all true tragedy. Violence arises from anger, anger is somehow ineluctable.
A very fine film.