Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #57. David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

David Lowery Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Director/Writer: David Lowery
Producer(s): Parts and Labor’s Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen, Primary Productions’ Amy Kaufman, Sailor Bear’s Toby Halbrook, Evolution Independent’s Cassian Elwes and James Johnston
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Rami Malek, Keith Carradine, Nate Parker, Charles Baker, Kentucker Audley, Robert Longstreet

A Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2011, David Lowery commenced the 2012 at January Sundance Screenwriters Laband quickly began filming in the summer. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints has some brilliant technical folk behind the camera in Cinematographer Bradford Young and Production Designer Jade Healy, and has some heavy hitters in front of the lenses with Rooney Mara, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck.

Gist: Embracing the atmosphere and tone of a modern-day Western, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints tells the story of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas countryside to reunite with his wife and the daughter he never met.

Release Date: Sundance Film Festival premiere – U.S Dramatic Competition. Look for the Weinsteins to swoop down on this one. This might be the title that ends up going to Cannes for its international debut.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)