Led by a team of Louisiana born-and-bred creators, Lost Bayou mines the Gothic recesses of the bayou to tell a universal story: a complicated father-daughter relationship muddied by the shared pain of addiction and loss. Though intensely focused on the conflict between troubled young mother Gal and her estranged Pop on his little wooden houseboat, what emerges is a quiet magic realism informed by both the area’s Christian roots and the swampy natural landscape of the Atchafalaya Basin. This is Jeff Nichols for Cajun country—a uniquely Southern story that emits a melancholic poetry and stark spiritualism, guided by a languorous soundtrack from Cajun Grammy-winners Lost Bayou Ramblers. -ST
Preceded by Ouaouaron
USA | 2018 | 6 MIN
DIR: Lily Keber
Deep in the midnight swamps, an ancient ritual of sustenance continues.