Slow West

20 Jan 2016

Director: John Maclean

UK, New Zealand


84 min

The directorial debut of Scottish filmmaker John Maclean is a brazen and pronounced revisionist Western, pivoting around the relationship between the young lovelorn Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and grizzled bounty hunter Silas (Michael Fassbender). Travelling across a barren American frontier wasteland, the duo soon find themselves pursued by a nefarious gang of outlaws with whom Silas has a mysterious connection. With subtle humour, delicate solemnity and masterful direction, Slow West announces the arrival of a very exciting talent in Maclean.

Winner of Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival 2015