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Dir: Alex Smith & Andrew J Smith
2017 / 97 mins
15+
Australian Premiere
A FATHER AND SON ARE FACED WITH A HARROWING TEST OF ENDURANCE IN THIS SNOWY THRILLER WITH A BURNING HEART
TIME OUT
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SXSW
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Cast: MATT BOMER, JOSH WIGGINS, LILY GLADSTONE, ALEX NEUSTAEDTER, BILL PULLMAN

Walking Out

Wilderness survival films lend themselves wholly to great big screen entertainment. Blend that with what is almost entirely a two-hander, excellent cinematography and a coming of age story and we’ve got a cracker-jack film experience.

For a while now Cal (Bomer) has been separated from his wife and has been living alone in the wilderness of Montana. Every year his son David (Wiggins) visits to go hunting and reconnect with his father. Now approaching his teen years, David is beginning to question the isolated world of his father, no longer willing to muster enthusiasm for the trip.

Together and reluctantly for David they go deep into the wilderness on a hunting trip, which as it unfolds makes David slowly reconnect with his father. Things take a rapid turn for the worse however when an unexpected encounter with the natural world forces them to draw on every ounce of strength for their very survival.

This film looks fantastic thanks to Todd McMullen’s first-class cinematography and is a gripping, high-quality and rewarding addition to the genre.