The Unknown Country
Available on MUBI, Prime Video
Reeling from an unfathomable loss, Tana (Lily Gladstone) is pulled back into the world by an unexpected invitation to her cousin’s wedding. She packs up her grandmother’s vintage Cadillac and hits the open road, driving from her home in Minnesota to South Dakota. After reconnecting with her Oglala Lakota family, she sets off to retrace a journey that her grandmother took decades ago, searching for the spot where the perfect confluence of sunlight and mountains of epic proportions created a stirring moment, captured in a photograph. As she travels, Tana finds connection in the least expected places, learning the stories of everyday people who’ve settled down far off the main roads. Her openness to unanticipated connection leads her to Isaac (Raymond Lee), who provides a pivotal clue to understanding the lost location that could cultivate closure. A personal reverie summoned from a beguiling mix of fact and fiction, The Unknown Country is an arresting debut feature from Morrisa Maltz.
Starring Raymond Lee, Lily Gladstone, Ali Lopez-Sohaili
Director Morrisa Maltz