SLOW WEST

By John MACLEAN

HANWAY FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Western - Completed 2013

Set on the frontier of America at the end of the 19th Century, SLOW WEST is a western seen through the eyes of European filmmaking.

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Sundance Film Festival 2015
World Dramatic Grand Jury Prize
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Western, Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • John MACLEAN
    • Writer(s)
    • John MACLEAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Emile SHERMAN, Iain CANNING, Michael FASSBENDER
    • Synopsis
    • A western set in frontier America at the end of the 19th Century, Slow West utilises Colorado’s dramatic landscape as a setting for the unlikely crossing of Silas Selleck, a wild and dangerous drifter, with guileless adolescent, Jay.

      Here, in the dense and feral forests of the American West, where confrontation with a stranger would normally mean a duel to the death, Silas, instead of killing Jay, offers to protect him in exchange for cash. Jay has come to America to be reunited with the love of his life, Rose, a fugitive from their native Scotland. Silas’ true motivation, however, is as mysterious as Jay’s is true-hearted.

      It is on his journey with this unlikely saviour, fraught with peril, betrayal and violence, that Jay is forced to question Silas’ loyalty towards him, as he realises all too late that the West takes no pity on the innocent.
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