BIFF 2018 Closing Night Film + Party: Leave No Trace 2018 G
6.00PM Sun 21 Oct 2018 (4hrs)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
Leave No Trace, by Oscar-nominated director Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone2010), is a flawless coming-of-age depiction of familial love and life on the social fringe. Featuring impeccable lead performances, Leave No Trace follows father and daughter as they navigate a world shaped by shadows. Reclusive veteran Will (Ben Foster) lives off-the-grid with his teenage daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), their encampment in the dense parkland on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, offering a semblance of peace from his Iraq war-induced PTSD. Will’s hypervigilance sees them withdraw almost entirely from the outside world, moving often and living largely from the land. When circumstances force them back into a well-meaning, if ill-fitting, society, they must decide if the way back is also the way forward.
Bid farewell to BIFF 2018 with celebratory drinks after the film and relish in closing conversations and rich reflections on the festival. Tickets are limited and include the screening and drinks.
109 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: DEBRA GRANIK / SCRIPTWRITERS: ANNE ROSELLINI, DEBRA GRANIK, PETER ROCK / PRODUCERS: ANNE HARRISON, LINDA RESIMAN, ANNE ROSELLINI / CAST: THOMASIN HARCOUT MCKENZIE, BEN FOSTER, JEFF KOBER, DANA MILLICAN / RIGHTS: SONY PICTURE RELEASING / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP