Teresa Recommends: Dark River

This atmospheric and tense pastoral is an examination of trauma after the fact. Beautifully shot, the scenery in this movie is haunting and visceral. Upon the death of her father Alice returns home to take up the mantle of running the family farm, her brother however is not happy to see her after the 15 years she’s been away. The tension that unfolds begins as a quiet fear that surrounds every action, and continues to build with each damaging altercation between the siblings. Alice and Joe’s splintering and explosive relationship reaches a breaking point, in fact it barrels past the point of no return with catastrophic consequences. What they’re left with is having to confront whether it’s possible to reconcile and heal from the pain of their past.

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