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The tale of the prodigal son is one of the favorite tropes of the Western tradition.A couple of months later, the film enjoyed its international premiere during Cannes' Critics' Week competition.The nature of the tensions between Krisha and her family are made to emerge gradually, borne by the principal actors' nuanced performances.The film opens with an extended close-up of Krisha Fairchild's face, the first of cinematographer Drew Daniels' many unremitting facial studies. For the minute or so of the shot's duration, her expression remains fixed in an attitude of angry defiance, eyes unblinking, broken only by a stream of tears that abruptly cascades from one eye.The opening is made a bit more weird by the portentous score Brian Mcomber has composed to accompany the sequence – reminiscent of something from a slasher flick, or a B-movie thriller from the middle of last century.The press materials accompanying "Krisha," however, do reveal he shot his film at his parents' suburban home and that family members (including Shults himself) portray several of the principal characters.On one hand it doesn't seem particularly sympathetic to aging rebels like Krisha. On the other hand, many of the figures gathered for this family dinner, and the values they represent, are not that sympathetic either.
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