American Honey (15)

The tale of Star (Sasha Lane), an adolescent girl from a troubled home, who runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group’s lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, and young love.

For her first feature set and filmed in the U.S., British writer/director Andrea Arnold envisioned a story rooted in the realism and nuance of its characters and what she experienced while traveling across America. At its heart is Star, a teenage girl on the brink of adulthood who hits the road in search of independence while struggling to untangle what it feels like to fall in love.

American Honey was the winner of the Jury Prize at this year’s Festival de Cannes.

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Andrea Arnold, UK/US, 2016, 163 mins

Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough