The Cold Lands

USA | 2014 | 101 min

When his fiercely self-reliant mother (Lili Taylor) dies unexpectedly, eleven year-old Atticus (Silas Yelich) is wary of the authorities and flees deep into the forests of his Catskills home. His sheltered, off-the-grid childhood is over, and a new life on the move has begun. As Atticus wanders the woods in a daze, relying on whatever food and shelter he can find, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur. When he encounters Carter (Peter Scanavino), a scruffy, pot smoking drifter who lives out of his car and sells necklaces at music festivals, Atticus latches on. The two form a wary alliance, and as their dependence upon each other grows, neither is quite sure he is making the right decision.

The Cold Lands premiered at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival and is released through Cinereach’s partnership with the Sundance Institute #ArtistServices Initiative.

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  • DIR Tom Gilroy
    SCR Tom Gilroy
    CAST Lili Taylor, Silas Yelich, Peter Scanavino

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