AIFF on the Small Screen: Slow West

Slow West
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84 minutes
Director: John Maclean
Year: AIFF2015
Country: United Kingdom, New Zealand

This contemporary take on the traditional western tells the story of naïve 16-year-old Jay Cavendish, a Scottish aristocrat, on his quest to find his former lover in the dangerous American West of the late 19th century. He meets up with Silas (Michael Fassbender), a gritty, mysterious traveler who, on discovering that there is a bounty for the girl in question, agrees to protect Jay — for a price. Together, the two navigate the vast, untamed frontier while attempting to stay one step ahead of a dangerous posse. Jay soon learns that the West takes no pity, least of all on the innocent. [mature]