“From the acclaimed actress Robin Wright comes her directorial debut, Land. A moving story about a woman’s search for a purpose in the vast and rugged American desert. Edee (Wright), after an unfathomable event, is unable to remain connected to the world she knew and, in the face of this uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent but unforgiving nature of Rockies. After a local hunter (Rockies) saves her on the precipice of death, Edee has to find a way to live again. ”
Who doesn’t like Robin Wright ‘s career as an actress? Whenever I see your name linked to a film, I can’t help feeling extremely excited. So any project with the actress would be one of my most anticipated films at the Sundance Festival . However, the main reason she waited for Land was not because of her value as an actress, but because Land marks her debut as a director of a feature film. Your performance did not disappoint me, quite the contrary. Wright continues to prove his talent several times, delivering an incredibly captivating interpretation of a character who demonstrates that perseverance and the will to live can work as a healing method in the worst of times. An extraordinary character study written byJesse Chatham and Erin Dignam .
However, it is your role as a director that surprises me the most. His vision is clearly portrayed through the sumptuous cinematography ( Bobby Bukowski ) and the original soundtrack ( Ben Sollee , Time For Three ) that becomes part of the narrative. In fact, I dare to write that, without his music, Land would not have that special element to elevate everything as a whole. Well, to be fair, the Rockies mountains have jaw-dropping landscapes and are so inspiring that, honestly, I would like to look at this film due to its landscapes.
It is one of the most beautiful films I have seen in the last few years and this is a fundamental component because, in terms of history, there are not a lot of action or impactful events happening – except for the last revealing minutes – which can be tiring for some viewers . It’s a little strange that, as a rule, I don’t see much value in revisiting this type of film, but this time, I genuinely want to revisit Land to appreciate his images and music. I cannot end this criticism without praising Demián Bichir , who offers a performance as remarkable as Wright’s. Absolutely phenomenal.
Land is a fantastic debut by Robin Wright as a director, who also delivers one of my favorite performances of her career. An incredibly inspiring film that features unforgettable visuals and an extremely engaging soundtrack to present me with one of my favorite Sundance films.