2015 Dallas International Film Festival: Some Beasts
Set in rural Southwest Virginia, Cameron Nelson's feature debut, Some Beasts, offers a realistic look at the life of a modern-day organic farmer including all its beauty as well as its many tribulations.
Escaping his past, and the girl he left behind, Sal Damon finds solace in an insular farming community, living and working off the land. As Sal struggles to get used to a life lived outside the norms of conventional society, phone calls and voicemails serve as constant reminders of the past and the life he left behind. Ultimately, Sal must decide between holding onto the ideals of his youth and facing his responsibilities as an adult.
Some Beasts cinematically showcases the breathtaking landscape of rural America. More than just scenically appealing (although the views are gorgeous), the land itself becomes as much a character as the people who inhabit it in this Thoreau-style narrative.