CCFF ‘18 Review: ‘Leave No Trace’

This piece is by guest writer Max Wink

If 2016’s Captain Fantastic and 2010’s Winter’s Bone were to have a movie child, the result would be Debra Granik’s latest feature, Leave No Trace. Much like Captain Fantastic, this film is about a family that has isolated itself from society, but while Captain Fantastic explores the quirkily entertaining parts of this unconventional lifestyle, Leave No Trace infuses the premise with the serious realism of Winter’s Bone (which was also directed by Granik). The result of this combination is an emotional journey that surpasses the greatness of both of its “parents.”

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