A gripping, dark, and at times brutal adaptation of Nic Pizzolatto’s (TRUE DETECTIVE) noir novel, this intense crime thriller follows Roy (Ben Foster) on a quest for retribution and redemption.
Roy (Ben Foster) is a hard-drinking, self-isolating hitman drowning himself in booze to avoid coming to terms with facing his terminal illness. Setup by his boss during a sabotaged heist secretly orchestrated solely to eliminate him, Roy barely escapes with his life. Seeking immediate vengeance, Roy strikes back at his at his boss, attacking his headquarters in a blaze of glory. As the bullets fly, Roy discovers Rocky (Elle Fanning), a young prostitute who is being held captive. Rescuing her while fleeing, Roy is reluctantly forced to take Rocky on the road with him and the pair run away to Galveston, Texas. As secrets become unburied, both Roy and Rocky are forced to confront past demons. Shaking his solitary nature, Roy commits to protecting Rocky, while still focused on revenge. The English-language directorial debut of actor/director Mélanie Laurent, GALVESTON features powerful and memorable performances from Ben Foster and Elle Fanning as both struggle for freedom, forgiveness, and salvation.
CAST: Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Beau Bridges, Adepero Aduye
In Competition: Best Narrative Feature
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