Leaving Sundance as one of the critical darlings of the fest, for its play with the Western genre doing away with all the nuances of the Far West, with Damsel, David and Nathan Zellner are, and this doesn’t take anything away from the Safdies, the best filmmaker pairing working in American independent film and cements the bold storytelling we already found in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter. Shot in Utah/Oregon back in August of 2016, they employed the services of Cinematographer Adam Stone (Loving) and production designer Scott Kuzio with a score by The Octopus Project.
Starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Robert Forster, Nathan Zellner, this is about Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.
Release Date/Prediction: Premiering at Sundance and the upcoming Berlin Film Festival, this will find a suitor shortly and will receive theatrical play sometime this year, and not some interminable wait that occurred with Kumiko.