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Slow West

Scottish filmmaker John Maclean reimagines the Wild West as an enchanting, occasionally absurdist, fairytale - aided by exquisite cinematography from The Favourite’s Robbie Ryan - in this Coen-flavoured fable starring Michael Fassbender and The Power of The Dog’s Kodi Smit-McPhee. A unique meditation on the myth of the American Dream.


  • John Maclean


  • John Maclean


  • Kodi Smit-McPhee
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Caren Pistorius


Set at the end of the 19th Century, Slow West tells the story of 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who has travelled from Scotland to Colorado to be reunited with the woman with whom he is infatuated. Seeking protection from a coterie of hostiles, he teams up with the mysterious Silas (Michael Fassbender) who agrees to accompany him on his dangerous journey.