Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring, playing a couple of smaller festivals afterward, and then quietly disappearing from the radar, don’t worry if you haven’t heard about “The Driftless Area.” But the picture has re-surfaced with the first trailer as it gears up to be released… on home video.
Starring Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, Aubrey Plaza, John Hawkes, Alia Shawkat, Ciarin Hinds, and Frank Langella, the film from Zachary Sluser, based on the book by Tom Drury, this is a romance that mixes neo-noir, magical realism and more into an ambitious mix of genres. Here’s the synopsis:
“No one knows if Pierre fell for the wrong girl or was just unlucky in love.” Based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser’s neo-noir, metaphysical romance centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. After his parents’ death, an affable bartender, Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), returns to his childhood home where he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), a stunning woman with an elusive past. Pierre finds himself pulled into a cat-and-mouse game with an incompetent yet destructive criminal (John Hawkes). Braced with a duffel bag full of cash and unyielding optimism, an unveiling mystery sets Pierre down a path that will determine all of their fates.
“The Driftless Area” hits DVD and VOD on April 26th. Watch below.