As Jacques Audiard's 'The Sisters Brothers' hits our cinemas this week, discover another alt-western in this Coen-esque debut which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2015.
Set at the end of the 19th Century, ‘Slow West’ follows the story of sixteen-year-old Jay Cavendish as he journeys across the American Frontier in search of the woman he loves, accompanied by a mysterious traveller named Silas.
Silas agrees to protect him - for a price. Jay’s quest will be one of double-crossing, violence and peril as the guileless adolescent learns that the West takes no pity, least of all on the innocent.
★★★★ "John Maclean strikes gold with this haunting mix of genres in the old west" - Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Observer
★★★★ "Brings off a brutally outrageous digression that would make Quentin Tarantino proud" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ "The perfect Western" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph