Leave No Trace

Debra Granik (2018)

Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Rated PG Run time 109 mins

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