21374HandsThatBind

HANDS THAT BIND

Year 2021
Runtime 115 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere
Availability
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: October 2 - October 3

HANDS THAT BIND is a smoldering prairie gothic drama set in the 1980s in small town Alberta. Having severed ties with his father, Andy's (Paul Sparks) opportunity to farm as a landowner has been jeopardized. He devotes his life to working another man’s land, trying to establish new roots with his wife and children, and with the hope that the land might one day be his. But those hopes are destroyed when his boss's ungrateful son unexpectedly returns. As Andy struggles with providing for his family in a world that is increasingly unfamiliar, a darkness settles over the community and mysterious occurrences begin; cattle mutilations, drought, a missing teenager, paranoia, and unexplained lights in the sky.

Highlighting our incredible prairie landscapes, HANDS THAT BIND is the second feature by Alberta’s Kyle Armstrong (UNTIL FIRST LIGHT), with an incredible cast including Paul Sparks, Susan Kent, Landon Liboiron, Nicholas Campbell, Will Oldham and Bruce Dern, along with a fantastic original score by Jim O'Rourke!

Available online from Saturday, October 2 at 9 AM to Sunday, October 3 at 11:59 PM.

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Vancouver International Film Festival 2021
Director
Kyle Armstrong
Producer
Blake McWilliam
Screenwriter
Kyle Armstrong
Cinematographer
Mike McLaughlin
Editor
Marc Boucrot
Music
Jim O'Rourke
Cast
Paul Sparks, Susan Kent, Landon Liboiron, Nicholas Campbell, Will Oldham, Bruce Dern