Grief is unpredictable.
That may be why, in the middle of an investigation to find her two missing children, Catherine Parker (Nicole Kidman) is keeping secrets from her increasingly distant husband (Joseph Fiennes). Her neighbors, though, are vocal about the open secret everyone knows: that Catherine’s teenage daughter (Maddison Brown) doesn’t have the best reputation around town — and are making sure that the lost girl’s mother knows it too.
In an interview with Women and Hollywood, director Kim Farrant explained her interest in the script: “I wanted to explore what behaviors we go into when life sideswipes us and we find ourselves completely up against it. Do we drink, take drugs, gamble, avoid, deny, blame others, become violent, act out sexually? And even more taboo than that, I wanted to explore how and when women act out sexually, something that often seems more acceptable in Western society for men to do rather than women.”
Written by Michael Kinirons and Fiona Seres, “Strangerland” will come out in theaters and on VOD July 10.