A young girl lives on an isolated New Zealand farm with her parents and grandfather. After she loses a family member, a newcomer threatens to tear her world apart.
A moving film about loss and isolation and growing up.
This fog-filled world succeeds where similar ambitious films fail. The acting feels natural, the setting feels real, and I felt engaged throughout. It's the right kind of slow, the right kind of beautiful, and the right kind of tragic.
It's not a universal recommendation, but it's darn close. My only previous exposure to Vincent Ward was What Dreams May Come, but I'm definitely going to check out The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey. If you love slow films, hold a Vigil.