2015 / USA/New Zealand / 84 / John Maclean
✮ 2015 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner ✮
Set in 19th century Colorado but undeniably European in sensibility, SLOW WEST tells the story of sixteen-year-old Jay Cavendish as he travels from Scotland to Colorado in pursuit of his lost love.
Quickly confronted by the dangers of the American frontier, he teams up with a mysterious traveler named Silas, who agrees to protect him – for a price. Jay’s quest will be one of double-crossing, violence and peril as the guileless adolescent learns that the West takes no pity, least of all on the innocent.