Certain Women (2016) © Film Science
Certain Women (2016) © Film Science

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Certain Women

Kelly Reichardt | USA | 2016 | M

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Thu 2 May - Sat 11 May 2024

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Set under the vast Montana skies, Kelly Reichardt's delicate portrait of four women stars Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and a revelatory Lily Gladstone.

In a movie characterised by delicate, precise movements from a formidable ensemble, it is soulful Gladstone... who leaves the most indelible impression.

Tara Brady (Irish Times)

Based on Maile Meloy's short story collection, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It (2009), Certain Women weaves in-and-out of the lives of a small-town lawyer (Dern); a woman building a country house (Williams); a night-school teacher (Stewart) and an isolated ranch hand (Gladstone).

Shifting gear from her 2013 release Night Moves, Kelly Reichardt returns to more familiar territory: unhurried studies of time, place and human relations. The plot points driving each character aren’t the immediate concern, rather these various backdrops serve as contained universes to dive into these richly textured characters.

For her seventh feature film, Reichardt has assembled a cast featuring some of the finest actors working today. In her role as the harried night school teacher, Kristen Stewart offers another revelatory performance full of bristling, nervous energy. Likewise, Laura Dern and Reichardt regular Michelle Williams, bring their characters to life with effortless grace, while newcomer Lily Gladstone brings a heart-wrenching honesty that makes Certain Women unforgettable.

Winner of numerous awards including Best Film at the 2016 London Film Festival, Certain Women confirms Reichardt's status as one of cinema’s foremost directors.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Courtesy: Park Circus
Runtime: 107 mins

Event duration

107 mins



Contains coarse language


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