Leave No Trace

Debra Granik (2018)

Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, RatedPG

From Debra Granik, director of Winter’s Bone comes Leave No Trace, which second only to Paddington 2 is the most reviewed film to hold a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Leave No Trace focuses on Will a PTSD suffering veteran and his 13 year-old daughter Tom, who are quite happily living off-the-grid in a public park in Portland. However when they are inevitably spotted their lives will be changed and they will have to adapt. 

100% – Rotten Tomatoes
7.2/10 – IMDB

“Occasionally uplifting and sometimes heartbreaking, it is nothing less than sublime.”

“Debra Granik directs with a touch that’s as gentle on the audience as bees are to Tom. There is not a move, cut, sound, or deliberate stretch of silence that in some way doesn’t advance and inform the plot.”

Review: Deeply intelligent story of love and survival in the wild – The Guardian

Article: Leave No Trace shows how to critique society – without demonising an entire system – The Atlantic