Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy
Director: Kelly Reichardt

USA, 2008, 80min., drama
Wendy Carroll is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions. In stark, luminous terms, Wendy and Lucy address issues of sympathy and generosity at the edges of American life, revealing the limits and depths of people's duty to each other in tough times.

“Best Female Performance” and “Best Picture”, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, 2008.


Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Jonathan Raymond

Cast: Michelle Williams, Will Oldham