By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 19, 2014 at 10:05AM
Death weighs heavily on those left behind, and children in particular can be sent reeling, trying to make sense of the impact and loss it can impress upon them. And in "The Cold Lands" we see how one young boy struggles to cope when a surprising new friend comes along to try and set him back on track.
From writer/director Tom Gilroy, and starring Lili Taylor and Silas Yelich, the drama tells the tale of eleven year old Atticus who flees deep into the forests surrounding his Catskills home after his mother unexpectedly passes away. Trying to survive on whatever food and shelter he can find, Atticus soon crosses paths with Carter, a scruffy, pot smoking drifter, and they forge a bond and alliance. In this exclusive clip, we watch as Atticus and his mother looks in on a dream house and at a life that seems out of reach at the moment for both of them.
"The Cold Lands" opens in limited release on March 14th. Check out the exclusive clip and poster below.