AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS is an indie drama starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. The film debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Cinematography Award, and has been selected to compete in the International Critics’ Week section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Bob Muldoon (Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration.
Set against the backdrop of 1970’s Texas Hill Country, director David Lowery paints a poetic picture, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Ben Foster and Keith Carradine also stars in the film about a story of love, motherhood, and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past.
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