In a future where water is scarce, a farmer defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter’s boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.
Set in the future when water is hard to find, a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.
Set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth’s precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome ( Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Mary (Elle Fanning) fends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary’s boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest’s land for himself, and will go to any length to get it. From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that’s steeped deeply in the values of the American West. Written by Laurent Boyé
|Tagline:||In a future without water, vengeance will rain.|
|Cast:||Aimee Mullins, Alex McGregor, Andy McPhee, Barry Armitage, Benny Horowitz, Carel Nel, Charles Tertiens, Christy Pankhurst, David Butler, David Clatworthy, Elle Fanning, Gideon van Schoor, Karen Snyman, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Liah O’Prey, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Wood, Robert Hobbs, Vlam Beukes|