Leave No Trace (PG)
USA/2018/109mins/PG. Dir: Debra Granik. With: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie
Will and his teenage daughter Tom have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. From the director of Winter’s Bone, director / writer Granik turns her attention away from the poverty stricken southern states to what happens when war veterans return and their lives fall through the cracks, taking the same attention to the performances of the lead actors Foster and McKenzie as she did with Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes who had breakout roles in her previous narrative feature.