Old Joy

Old Joy

Synopsis

"Critically acclaimed when it premiered at Sundance this year, Kelly Reichardt’s film about two old friends trying to reconnect on a weekend camping trip is a melancholy exploration of loss, friendship and male alienation. Mark, settled down and about to become a father, and Kurt, an adventurous drifter with few ties, embark on a meditative journey through shifting landscapes and perspectives. By the time they reach their goal, they are ready to face the divergent decisions they have made. Reichardt’s lyrical film, based on a short story by Jonathan Raymond, pays minute attention to almost imperceptible shifts in tone and rhythm, creating an exquisitely nuanced portrait of modern male friendship." – Harvard Film Archive 

Technical Specs

Director: Kelly Reichardt
Year: 2006
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 70 min
Colour: Colour