Here’s the first trailer for David Lowery‘s outlaw western thriller Ain’t Them Bodies Saints starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, which premiered at Sundance in January and then screening in the Critics Week sidebar of Cannes.
Lowery’s debut feature that aches with excellent performances from its ensemble won the Best Cinematography Award at Sundance.
The dark sepia filter adds a solid cinematic quality to the slow-burn drama which stars Affleck and Mara as Bob Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie, a pair of outlaws and lovers who find themselves tested when Bob has to turn himself over the police.
Co-starring Ben Foster, Nate Parker and Keith Carradine, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints hits limited theaters on August 16th, and hits VOD on August 19th, 2013.
Hit the jump to watch this first gorgeous trailer.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration. Set against the backdrop of 1970′s Texas Hill Country, director David Lowery paints a poetic picture, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Featuring powerful performances by Affleck, Mara as well as Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a story of love, motherhood, and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past.