The new film by acclaimed artist and director Matthew Barney, creator of the Cremaster Cycle and the film opera River of Fundament, unfolds as a series of hunts in the wilderness of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. The characters communicate a mythological narrative through dance, letting movement replace language as they pursue each other and their prey.
Real-life sharpshooter Anette Wachter plays Diana, who is accompanied by two nymphs (including choreographer Eleanor Bauer) on a wordless wolf hunt. Barney’s meditation on the American West unfolds as a dreamlike tale that feels both timeless and deeply grounded in the current moment. (Matthew Barney, USA, 2019, 134 min.)