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LAND

by Babak Jalali

synopsis

The Yellow Eagle family are Native American and live on the Prairie Wolf Indian Reservation. News reaches them that Floyd, the youngest son of the family, has died during military service in Afghanistan. The waiting begins to get his body back to the Reservation to be buried. The youngest surviving son Wesley, is an alcoholic. His brother’s death doesn’t really hit him as his only aim during the day is to get hold of beer. Wesley is in daily contact with the white population who run the liquor stores right outside the reservation. This uneasy relationship reaches unpleasant levels when acts of violence break out and he is directly affected. The eldest son, Raymond, is a recovering alcoholic with a wife and two sons. Although he feels a sense of responsibility for the extended family, he seems to feel too emasculated to do something about it. Until the troubles that have affected his two brothers force him to stand up and be a man again.

international title: Land
original title: Land
country: Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico
sales agent: Bac Films
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Babak Jalali
film run: 111'
release date: FR 25/04/2018
screenplay: Babak Jalali
cast: Griffin Burns, Andrew J Katers, Thomas R. Baker, Rod Rondeaux, Wilma Pelly, Georgina Lightning, Loren Anthony, Michele Melega, Tommy Wolfe, Michael Arturo
cinematography by: Agnès Godard
art director: Dimitri Capuani, Luis Antonio Ordoñez
costumes designer: Carolina Olcese
music: Jozef Van Wissem
producer: Christophe Audeguis, Ginevra Elkann
co-producer: Julio Chavezmontes, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Gabriel Stavenhagen, Frans Van Gestel
executive producer: Gianfranco Barbagallo
line producer: Alejandro Sánchez de la Peña
production: Asmara Films, The Cup of Tea, To Be Continued, Topkapi Films, RAI Cinema, Piano (MX)
backing: Eurimages
distributor: Bac Films