LEAVE NO TRACE
Will cannot get the trauma of war out of his head, so he has cut himself and his daughter Tom off from civilization. In a forest near Portland, they live under the sky, with the animals, drink rain water, pick mushrooms, make fires, and are satisfied with each other's company — almost. In her teenage years, Tom is developing a desire to live in different surroundings, with different people. A thoughtless act puts an end to this seemingly idyllic world. Thus begins the search for a new home upon which the demons from Will's past cannot intrude.
Meet the director
Debra Granik was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1963. After earning a degree in political science from Brandeis University, she studied film direction at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she made her much-lauded short film SNAKE FEED (1997). She received an award for her first feature film, DOWN TO THE BONE, at the Sundance Festival in 2004. WINTER'S BONE (2010) received the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was nominated for four Oscars. At FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2015, she presented her first full-length documentary, STRAY DOG.