Certain Women

The Criterion Collection

Certain Women

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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

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

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 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
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

Cover painting by Riccardo Vecchio