Meadowland is a sobering drama about loss, grief, and the possibility of redemption. First time director, Reed Morano, takes us into the shattered lives of a young couple struggling to cope with the disappearance of their son. Starring Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde, Royal Tenenbaums) and Olivia Wilde (Rush, Tron: Legacy), the film hums with a frantic energy, while darkly brooding emotion stirs beneath Morano‘s muted colour palette.
Here reads the official synopsis: “In the hazy aftermath of an unimaginable loss, Sarah (Olivia Wilde) and Phil (Luke Wilson) come unhinged, recklessly ignoring the repercussions. Phil starts to lose sight of his morals as Sarah puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations, falling deeper into her own fever dream“.
Reed Morano previously worked as cinematographer on last year’s nuanced sibling drama The Skeleton Twins and beat generation flick Kill Your Darlings (2013). Both films display Morano‘s ability to frame emotionally intense interactions between characters, a trait he appears to developed in his role as director with Meadowland.
Meadowland also stars Elisabeth Moss, Juno Temple, John Leguizamo, and Giovanni Ribisi. The film premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and will be available through video on demand from October 23. Check out the trailer below.