A taciturn loner and skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.
As a director, Kelly Reichardt has been proving herself as one of the absolute best since the early 2000s. Since first appearing in the American independent scene with Old Joy in 2006 she has consistently delivered beautiful, confident films inspired by slow cinema and mumblecore.
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