The Free World

About

Mo Lundy (Boyd Holbrook) is a man attempting to move past a brutal two-decade stint in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He spends his days caring for abused animals at a shelter while trying in vain to reintegrate into a world that feels utterly foreign to him. A chance encounter with Doris (Elizabeth Moss), an enigmatic kindred spirit equally scarred by violence, lands him in a situation where choosing to do the right thing means risking his hard-won freedom and his life.

Adroitly written and directed by Jason Lew and dripping with atmosphere and dread, The Free World is a harrowing tale of two lost souls finding solace in each other. Grounded by two intimate and affecting performances from Holbrook and Moss, along with excellent supporting turns from Octavia Spencer and Sung Kang, this neo-Southern Gothic tale never feels less than achingly real.

YEAR 2015

SECTION U.S. Dramatic

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 100 min

COMPANY Untitled Entertainment

EMAIL rister@untitledent.com

PHONE (310) 601-2107

Credits

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Artist Bio

Jason Lew

Jason Lew is a Los Angeles-based Chinese American writer and director. Originally from a small town in Maine, Lew spent years establishing himself in New York’s theatre scene before moving to Los Angeles, where his first screenplay, Restless, was directed by Gus Van Sant. His writing/directing debut, The Free World, explores some of his obsessions: outsiderism, identity, mysticism, violence, and the bonds that tie us together.