14-year-old Joe is the only child of housewife Jeanette and golf pro Jerry a housewife in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job, he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.
director: Paul Dano / drama / cast: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould / United States of America 2018, 104 min. / English spoken / Dutch subtitled