Songs My Brothers Taught Me
In this drama set on a Native American reservation, a teenage boy is torn between leaving for Los Angeles with his girlfriend and staying to look after his younger sister. In the wake of their father's death, the siblings paths seem set to take them in opposite directions.
"Marking an auspicious feature debut, Chloé Zhao sensitively infiltrates isolated Indian Country to offer a rare, modern gaze keenly felt through the eyes of her magnetic non-professional lead actors. While Joshua James Richards's evocative cinematography captures the breathtaking Badlands of legend, Zhao organically taps into the pulse of her complicated characters' evolving narratives. Demonstrating directorial aplomb and a transcendent storytelling approach, Songs My Brothers Taught Me is a universally resonant tale set amid the magnificent, promising wild of young generation Lakotas." (Sundance Film Festival)