LAND

Directed by: Babak Jalali

Status: Post-production

Category: Drama
Country: Italy, Mexico, France, Netherlands
Year: 2017


Synopsis

The Yellow Eagle family are Native American and live on the Prairie Wolf Indian

Reservation. News reaches them that Floyd, the youngest son of the family, has died
during military service in Afghanistan. The waiting begins to get his body back to the
Reservation to be buried. The youngest surviving son Wesley, is an alcoholic. His brother’s
death doesn’t really hit him as his only aim during the day is to get hold of beer. Wesley is
in daily contact with the white population who run the liquor stores right outside the
reservation. This uneasy relationship reaches unpleasant levels when acts of violence
break out and he is directly affected. The eldest son, Raymond, is a recovering alcoholic
with a wife and two sons. Although he feels a sense of responsibility for the extended
family, he seems to feel too emasculated to do something about it. Until the troubles that
have affected his two brothers force him to stand up and be a man again.


Technical information

  • Script: Babak Jalali
  • Produced by: Ginevra Elkann, Christophe Audeguis
  • Production companies: Asmara Films, The cup of tea, Piano Productions, Topkapi Films
  • Director of Photography: Agnès Godard
  • Original language: English