American Honey (2016)

Please note that there will be no HIFF ticket sales booth at Kinopalatsi on Friday Sept 28th. Tickets for the screening should be bought either beforehand, online or from our other ticket sales booths.

Lane gives a brilliant performance that grounds this cinematic odyssey worth every minute of its nearly three-hour running time. A bold, often abrasive statement about life on the fringes of society in the parts of the country still ravaged by recession, American Honey could have been patronizing or reductive. Instead, thanks to Lane’s natural magnetism and the director Andrea Arnold’s remarkable empathy for her subjects, it’s required viewing.

(…) American Honey is a long journey well worth taking, a singularly magical experience that’ll echo in the brains of its viewers for months no matter what they think of it.

David Sims, The Atlantic

While exhilarating as sensory spectacle, American Honey perhaps works most satisfyingly as a femme-driven corrective to Harmony Korine’s comparable but inferior Spring Breakers, a notional girl-power exercise that muted its female characters’ perspective in favor of James Franco’s gonzo mentor figure. That’s not an error Arnold makes. …(T)he film never slips away from Star’s evolving point of view, or Lane’s electric presence.

Guy Lodge, Variety

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  • Distribution: Park Circus
  • Cinematography: Robbie Ryan
  • Editing: Joe Bini