"Winter's Bone" made Jennifer Lawrence a star and a first-time Oscar nominee. Now, writer/director Debra Granik finally has made another movie, "Leave No Trace," which also features a tenacious teen girl.
The first trailer introduces us to Will (Ben Foster) and his daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), who have lived off the grid for years in the forests outside Portland, Oregon. Their idyllic life is shattered when authorities discover their situation and put them both into social services. After struggling to adjust to modern society, the pair seek a way back home to the woods.
The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and next plays at Cannes and is already getting rave reviews, particularly for the breakout performance of McKenzie.
Granik's "Winter's Bone" received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor (for John Hawkes). It's not hard to imagine "Leave No Trace" following a very similar path come awards season.
"Leave No Trace" opens in theaters June 29.