by Kit Bowen 10 February, 2021
Robin Wright’s directorial feature debut Land explores loss, grief and solitude amid nature’s untamed beauty – and dangers.
Wright plays Edee, a woman who is grappling with an unimaginable tragedy in her life. Looking for solace, she decides to go completely off the grid by chucking all her ties to the world and moving to a cabin high in the mountains. Edee quickly realizes, however, that she is ill-equipped to handle to rigors of surviving in the wilderness.
On the brink of dying from dehydration and starvation, she is saved by a local hunter, Miguel (Demián Bichir), who nurses her back to health and then teaches her skills to live on her own. Although Edee maintains she wants to be left alone, the two form a unique bond, and she finally understands the need for human connection.
ScreenPicks spoke with Bichir about playing Miguel, the need for us to disconnect every so often and appreciate the beauty of nature and more.
Watch the interview below and look for Land in theaters this Friday