Director: Robin Wright
Year Released: 2021
Having experienced personal heartache (thought reluctant to say what until the very end), Edee (Wright) abandons civilization to live on a mountain ... but soon realizes she has no experience chopping wood, keeps hearing animal noises at night, her crops won't grow, a bear wrecks her cabin and she almost freezes to death before being saved by a outdoorsman named Miguel (Demián Bichir). Although brief and well-shot (by veteran cinematographer Bobby Bukowski), it's also rather one-note and mad for its own sadness: the script couldn't have been more than a few pages long, and Wright-as-director (it's her first feature-length project) just so happens to be captivated by Wright-as-an-actress. Many people have experienced tragedy in their own lives, yet don't feel compelled to become hermits: there's a thing called resilience, right? We're all in hell, let's keep crawling.