A couple days back Focus Features dropped the first trailer for “Land”, their upcoming drama set to premiere at Sundance in January before its wider release February 12, 2021 just in time to qualify for Oscar consideration. It’s the directorial debut for Robin Wright working from a screenplay written by Jesse Chatham and Erin Digman. Wright did some directing for the hit television show “House of Cards”, but this is the first time at the helm for a feature film. This first look leaves a really good impression.
Wright also plays the film’s lead character who goes off the grid following a devastating personal loss. “It’s really difficult to be around people.” She retreats to a remote cabin in the wilderness and disconnects from society. But when a hunter played by Demian Bichir saves her from near-death, she finds in him someone who helps her cope with her sorrow and view life through a different lens. So much in this first trailer lands well from its deeply personal perspective to the gorgeous mountain setting. I’m in.
Once again “Land” is set for a Sundance premiere and then a full release February 12, 2021. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.