Ain't Them Bodies Saints
- 1h 45min
- Directed by: David Lowery
- Cast: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster
- UK release: 6 September 2013
In rural Texas, two young lovers (Affleck and Mara) take part in a robbery and shoot-out; he's jailed and she isn't, but he escapes in search of his family. The debts to Altman and Malick are obvious but Lowery tells a striking, dreamlike story of crime, love and redemption and Affleck, Mara and Carradine give powerful performances.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Interview: David Lowery, director of Ain't Them Bodies Saints4 Sep 2013
The outlaw romance starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara 'starts where Badlands stops'
David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a slow-burner of a film, detailing the aftermath faced by outlaw couple Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) who, pinned down by Texas police, decide to go out in a blaze of glory.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints16 Aug 2013
Mind haunting mood-piece by David Lowery is more than the usual outlaw story
On the back of his debut with festival favourite St Nick, writer/director David Lowery creates another intense drama with Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, a fictional slice of Americana which creates a dreamlike atmosphere around a traditional story of love…
Tell us more about this listing.