A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules the roost with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. The most important task the girls face is putting meat on the table— but not the kind that can be found at the local supermarket. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.
In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into. - A. M.
About the Director
New York–based Jim Mickle graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and spent his early years as a film editor, storyboard artist, and animator before making his debut DIY feature, Mulberry Street. His sophomore film, Stake Land, premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, where it took home the Midnight Madness Audience Award. We Are What We Are is his third film with cowriter Nick Damici.
Cast and Credits
Director: Jim Mickle
Screenwriters: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle
Executive Producers: René Bastian, Brett Fitzgerald, Mo Noorali, Emilie Georges, Tanja Meissner
Producers: Andrew D. Corkin, Jack Turner, Linda Moran, Nicholas Shumaker, Rodrigo Bellot
Cinematographer: Ryan Samul
Editor: Jim Mickle
Production Designer: Russell Barnes
Costume Designer: Elisabeth Vastola
Principal Cast: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Michael Parks, Wyatt Russell, Kelly McGillis
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