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The Cold Lands

Release Date: March 14th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary

When his fiercely self-reliant mother dies unexpectedly, eleven-year-old Atticus is wary of the authorities and flees deep into the forests of his Catskills home. His sheltered, off-the-grid childhood is over, and a new life on the move has begun.

As Atticus wanders the woods in a daze, relying on whatever food and shelter he can find, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur. When he encounters Carter, a scruffy, pot smoking drifter who lives out of his car and sells necklaces at music festivals, Atticus latches on. The two form a wary alliance, and as their dependence upon each other grows, neither is quite sure he is making the right decision.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Cinereach

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  • The Cold Lands is less a story than an experience, and that, as such, anything one might say about it could be considered a spoiler. show more

  • The Cold Lands goes flat in this middle section. Gilroy’s visual style is strong, but he doesn’t frame the images to chart Atticus’ development, and Yelich, whose only previous screen experience is starring in the video Gilroy directed for R.E.M.’s “It Happened Today,” doesn’t suggest what’s going on beneath the layers of trauma and withdrawal. show more

  • The Cold Lands is aimless and dull, but has a rich tone and upstate authenticity. show more

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