Writer-director Nia DaCosta’s debut is an emotionally charged small-town thriller that weaves themes of economic downturn and the opioid crisis into its intimate story of two sisters trying to get by. An unvarnished film anchored by an authentically drawn sibling bond, LITTLE WOODS speaks to both the biggest and smallest elements of the working-class struggle in rural America.
Starring Tessa Thompson (Men In Black: International, Westworld, Avengers), Lily James (Yesterday, Downton Abbey, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), and James Badge Dale (Only The Brave, 13 Hours, World War Z).
★★★★ - "Tessa Thompson and Lily James shine in compelling drama" - Stuff.co.nz
★★★★ - "Visually striking" - Flicks NZ
★★★★ "A stunning, deep and thoughtful portrait of two marginalised women in America forgotten by city folk and the political class.” - News.com.au
★★★★ "The ambience is new and precisely evoked as a world of cruel contrasts." - Sydney Morning Herald
"Little Woods is very personal and very touching" - Observer
"DaCosta's film is hauntingly nostalgic for a world gone by" - Film Inquiry
"Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok) and Lily James are terrific...in this gripping backwoods thriller" - NZIFF
3.5/4 stars "Powerful and essential" - Observer
★★★★ - Black Girl Nerds
★★★★ - CC2K