Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration. David Lowery paints a poetic, timeless picture, epic yet intimate, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Featuring gorgeous photography and powerful performances by Affleck and Mara, as well as Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a story of love, motherhood and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past.
Certificate: 15 Dsitributor: The Works
Dir. David Lowery, US, 2013, 105 mins
Cast: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster