Kelly Reichardt

Certain Women

Certain Women

The expanses of the American West take center stage in this intimately observed triptych from Kelly Reichardt. Adapted from three short stories by Maile Meloy and unfolding in self-contained but interlocking episodes, Certain Women navigates the subtle shifts in personal desire and social expectation that unsettle the circumscribed lives of its characters: a lawyer (Laura Dern) forced to subdue a troubled client; a wife and mother (Michelle Williams) whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a night-school teacher (Kristen Stewart) who forms a tenuous bond with a lonely ranch hand (Lily Gladstone), whose longing for connection delivers an unexpected jolt of emotional immediacy. With unassuming craft, Reichardt captures the rhythms of daily life in small-town Montana through these fine-grained portraits of women trapped within the landscape’s wide-open spaces.

Film Info

  • Kelly Reichardt
  • United States
  • 2016
  • 107 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #893

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Kelly Reichardt and cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with Reichardt and executive producer Todd Haynes
  • New interview with Maile Meloy, author of the stories on which the film is based
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

Cover painting by Riccardo Vecchio

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Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Kelly Reichardt and cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with Reichardt and executive producer Todd Haynes
  • New interview with Maile Meloy, author of the stories on which the film is based
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

Cover painting by Riccardo Vecchio

Certain Women
Cast
Laura Dern
Laura
Kristen Stewart
Elizabeth Travis
Michelle Williams
Gina
James Le Gros
Ryan
Jared Harris
Fuller
Lily Gladstone
The rancher
René Auberjonois
Albert
John Getz
Sheriff Rowles
Sara Rodier
Guthrie
Credits
Director
Kelly Reichardt
Editing
Kelly Reichardt
Screenplay
Kelly Reichardt
Based on stories by
Maile Meloy
Executive producers
Todd Haynes
Executive producers
Larry Fessenden
Executive producers
Christopher Carroll
Executive producers
Nathan Kelly
Producers
Neil Kopp
Producers
Vincent Savino
Producers
Anish Savjani
Cinematography
Christopher Blauvelt
Production design
Anthony Gasparro
Costume design
April Napier
Music
Jeff Grace
Casting
Mark Bennett
Casting
Gayle Keller

From The Current

Maile Meloy’s Journey from Page to Screen
Maile Meloy’s Journey from Page to Screen

Award-winning author Maile Meloy talks about the process of having her short stories translated to the screen in Certain Women.

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Certain Women: Trapped Under the Big Sky
Certain Women: Trapped Under the Big Sky

The wide-open vistas of Montana are the backdrop for three interlocking stories about women confronting the disappointments of small-town life.

By Ella Taylor

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Riccardo Vecchio Paints Certain Women

Studio Visits

Riccardo Vecchio Paints Certain Women

Go inside the process of creating a Criterion cover with Riccardo Vecchio, who painted the artwork for our edition of Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women.