Film Club ”Leave No Trace” 30th January 2019 8pm
109 mins, USA, 2018 PG
A self-sufficient father and daughter, live happily on the fringes of society. Will, a war veteran suffering from PTSD, and teenager Tom,
live in a vast park in Portland. When the authorities discover them social services intervene. Will quietly prepares for them to
disappearbut Tom is beginning to enjoy this world…Enthralling with touching performances from McKenzie and Foster.
A self-contained father and daughter, live happily on the fringes of society. Will, a war veteran, suffering from PTSD, and his teenage daughter Tom, live in a vast urban park in Portland. Will is vigilant about their camp, their rations and the regular drills they have to remain undercover. Only leaving the park to collect certain supplies, their bondis apparent and unyielding. Until the authorities discover them and social services intervene. Offering help, imposing compliance and conformity, they are given a new home, and a job and school are arranged. Will quietly prepares for them to disappear again but Tom is beginning to enjoy this world
Sensitive and enthralling with intense and touching performances from McKenzie and Foster.
Festivals: Sundance Film Festival 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018
Awards Quotes: Debra Granik’s follow-up to Winters Bone is delicate family drama at heartTara Brady, The Irish Times a film that never overwhelms but it lingers, leaving its mark on the viewer.-Tim Grierson, Screen Daily A father and his 13 year-old daughter are living in a paradisiacal existence in a vast urban park in Portland Oregon when a small mistake derails their lives forever
Captivating’-David Edelstein, Vulture