Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
Josephine Decker, USA, 2014
Prod. Year: 2014
Running Time: 76 min.
Production Company: Third Room Productions
Type of material: HD
Synopsis: When Akin arrives at the farm, he finds his job. This is what he expected to find. When Sarah opens her legs, she finds someone watching. This is what she expected to find. When Jeremiah opens his mouth, frightening things come out of it. This has come to be expected. But what happens by the creek next to the cow. This was not expected.
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely is a highly intimate and subtly erotic thriller inspired by John Steinbeck’s East of Eden and featuring love, death, guns, goats, a farmer, his grown daughter and the secrets they no longer succeed in keeping.
Selected festivals: 64. Berlinale IFF (world premiere - Forum) / Hong Kong IFF (Young Cinema Competition) / Sarasota FF (Independent Visions Award) / Athens IFF / BFI London FF
I saw it in a New York screening and am impatient to see it again. The simplicity and spontaneity of “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely” offers the primal renewal of the image. RICHARD BRODY, THE NEW YORKER
Unholy marriage of Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch. INDIEWIRE
With its characterful acting, and potently nerve-jangling string score, the film delivers an intriguing slant on rural-peril convention. SCREEN INTERNATIONAL