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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Kelly Reichardt

Filmmaker and screenwriter Kelly REICHARDT (1964, USA) grew up in Miami and obtained her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her debut feature River of Grass (1995) was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and was listed by several critics as best film of the year. Due to a lack of financing, Reichardt continued shooting Super-8 short films instead, only to return to the feature format 12 years later with Old Joy (2006). This became the first American film to win the Tiger Award at IFFR. Reichardt continued to win prizes and earned major nominations with her subsequent films, including two Golden Lions, a Golden Bear and an Un Certain Regard nomination. Reichardt is known for her minimalist style of filming with a strong emphasis on mood and atmosphere. She received the second annual Robby Müller Award at IFFR 2021.

Filmography

River of Grass (1995), Ode (1999, short), Then a Year (2002, short), Travis (2004, short), Old Joy (2006), Wendy and Lucy (2008), Meek’s Cutoff (2010), Night Moves (2013), Certain Women (2016), First Cow (2019), Owl (2019, short), Showing Up (2022)

 

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Kelly Reichardt at IFFR

  • Showing Up

    A charming, witty, subtle film about the difficulty of establishing and maintaining an art career.

    • Limelight
  • Ode

    Cross-currents of sexual desire in a Southern tale inspired by the well-known song about the Talahatchie Bridge.

    • main programme short
  • Old Joy

    Beautifully acted silent elegy for the lost joys of youth, and for a whole era that seems to have come to an end.

    • Tiger Awards Competition
  • Wendy and Lucy

    A topical and restrained roadmovie about the frail heroine Wendy who loses her dog on the way to Alaska and has nothing to fall back on.

    • Spectrum
  • First Cow

    Beautiful, thoughtful western focusing on friendship rather than strife. And on the diversity of the American frontier around 1820.

    • Limelight
  • Night Moves

    Radical environmentalists (Eisenberg, Fanning, Sarsgaard) plan an eco-terror attack on a dam. The moral consequences give rise to serious doubts, for

    • Spectrum
  • Then a Year

    Love letters and speculations in an outer suburb in poetic and alienating mood sketches.

    • main programme short
  • Meek’s Cutoff

    Meek wants to lead colonists to Oregon, by using a shorter route. Hardships mount up quickly. A real Western yet very topical.

    • RotT
  • Meek’s Cutoff

    Meek wants to lead colonists to Oregon, by using a shorter route. Hardships mount up quickly. A real Western yet very topical.