Jeopardizing the final days of her parole, the defeated Ollie makes one last illegal trip across the Canadian border with her estranged sister to save themselves and the ones they love.
The eerie woods of North Dakota are the backdrop for debut filmmaker Nia DaCosta’s simmering north-western ode to the under-represented working class women living on the fringes of America. As her parole comes to an end, former drug dealer Ollie (Tessa Thompson) anxiously plans to leave her past and home behind. She still receives unsolicited late night visits from local addicted workers seeking cheap Canadian smuggled painkillers or worse. But when the death of her mother leaves her childhood home vacant and on the brink of foreclosure, Ollie’s down-and-out sister Deb (Lily James) and nephew are thrust back into her life seeking the inherited home as a safe haven. As Ollie agrees to make one last smuggling run to raise money for the home, Deb reveals an astonishing secret that could derail the entire operation. In DaCosta’s gripping first feature, the always excellent Thompson and James continually offer new dimensions to the tender yet complex bond between two very different sisters trying to survive.
CAST: Tessa Thompson, Lily James
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