Mud­bound explores racism, says direc­tor

The Sunday Guardian - - The Week -

LONDON: t The saga of two fam­i­lies pit­ted against a bar­baric so­cial hi­er­ar­chy in the Mis­sis­sippi Delta af­ter World War Two explores a racial di­vide that is rel­e­vant even to­day, the film­maker of new movie Mud­bound said. “I feel like Mud­bound kind of com­ments on who we are now,” direc­tor and co-writer Dee Rees told Reuters at the Mud­bound pre­miere in London on Thurs­day. “It’s about fam­ily, it’s about what it means to not be able to come home, it’s about cit­i­zen­ship, who’s an Amer­i­can, who’s not and so like those things would be, like time­less,” she added. Mud­bound, based on Hil­lary Jor­dan’s novel of the same name, stars Ja­son Mitchell, Gar­rett Hed­lund, Carey Mul­li­gan and Ja­son Clarke and fol­lows the strug­gles of two farm­ing fam­i­lies - one black, one white - in the heart of the Amer­i­can South in the 1940s. Mud­bound, which de­buted at the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val for in­de­pen­dent movies, is al­ready gar­ner­ing strong re­views and Os­car buzz, and will de­but on Net­flix on 17 Novem­ber. The film explores the friend­ship of two men, one from each fam­ily, as they re­turn from war and find com­mon ground while their fam­i­lies face an un­end­ing strug­gle for and against the un­for­giv­ing land. “What this film does so clev­erly is it cre­ates em­pa­thy,” Mul­li­gan said.

A still from the film.

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