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AIN T THEM BODIES SAINTS

USA, 2013 (MIFF 2013, International Panorama)

Director: David Lowery

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a wholly engrossing and impressive piece of work that the movie world will be talking about all year long." - The Playlist

Outlaw couple Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) find their crime spree at an abrupt end when they surrender after wounding a cop (Ben Foster) in a shootout. Four years later Bob escapes from prison in search of Ruth and their daughter, Sylvie, born after their arrest. Along the way, his past starts to catch up with him.

Set in Texas in the early 1970s and opening at the place where most outlaw films end, Ain't Them Bodies Saint is a lyrical and moody film about longing and absence, written and directed by Upstream Color (MIFF 2013) editor David Lowery.

"Lowery avoids every cliché from the action-thriller, romance and noir handbooks… and instead making us feel the anxiety of waiting." - The Guardian

D David Lowery Dist Roadshow Entertainment TD DCP/2013

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