It’s just a few days until families across the nation gather ’round and attempt to tolerate each other’s company for an entire meal. And the folks at A24 are using the occasion to unveil the SXSW Audience Award and Grand Jury Award winner “Krisha,” which is centered around an unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner.
Trey Edward Shults makes his feature film debut with this tale about a woman who shows up to her sister’s turkey day festivities, where her presence unravels no shortage of mixed emotions. Here’s the official synopsis:
When Krisha shows up at her sister’s Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately, a palpable unease permeates the air, one which only grows in force as Krisha gets to work cooking the turkey and trying to make up for lost time by catching up with her various relatives, chief among them her nephew, Trey. As Krisha’s attempts at reconciliation become increasingly rebuffed, tension and suspicion reach their peak, with long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments coming to the fore as everyone becomes immersed in an emotionally charged familial reckoning.
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Starring Krisha Fairchild, Robyn Fairchild, Bill Wise, Trey Edward Shults, Chris Doubek, Olivia Grace Applegate, Alex Dobrenko, Bryan Casserly, Chase Joliet, Atheena Frizzell, Augustine Frizzell, Rose Nelson, Victoria Fairchild, and Billie Fairchild, “Krisha” opens next March. Watch below.