CERTAIN WOMEN is a drama film written and directed by Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff), based on short stories from Maile Meloy’s collection, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It. Starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and newcomer Lily Gladstone, the film had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and reveived critical acclaim reviews.
The plot centers on three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer (Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (Gladstone). As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.
- via IFC Films