Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Meek's Cutoff (Meek's Cutoff)

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Kelly Reichardt / Feature Narrative / U.S.A. / 2010 / 104 min / Color / 35 mm
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Drama, History, Period Piece, Women
Middle East Premiere


Inspired by true events, a wilderness guide in the 19th century leads three young couples and their children along the Oregon Trail to the new frontier of America's West. The film explores the tensions and hardships the group endures as they journey towards the promise of a better life. Hunger, betrayal, and an unforgiving landscape are just a few of the obstacles that the characters face on their venture. Director Kelly Reichardt's latest film may appear to be a dramatic departure from her previous work, but every frame embodies the footprint of Reichardt's thoughtful and challenging style of filmmaking. Michelle Williams offers further proof that she is one of her generation's most fearless and gifted actresses, and Paul Dano gives a performance of exceptional power. "Meek's Cutoff" is a penetrating and original work from one of America's most uniquely gifted filmmakers.

About the Directors

Kelly Reichardt
Born in Miami, Reichardt directed short films before making features such as "River of Grass." Her film "Old Joy" won a Tiger Award at the 2006 Rotterdam International Film Festival, while "Wendy and Lucy" was named best film of 2008 by the Toronto Film Critics Association.


Kelly Reichardt
Jonathan Raymond
Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia
Production Designer
David Doernberg
Executive Producer
Todd Haynes
Jeff Grace
Christopher Blauvelt
Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson

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