High school senior Johnny is about to leave the Pine Ridge Reservation when his rodeo-cowboy father suddenly dies. Reluctant to leave his 13-year-old sister behind, Johnny must face an inner conflict standing in the way of his departure, which leads both of them to rediscover the meaning of home.
Before her breakthrough The Rider and Academy Award-winning Nomadland, Chloé Zhao came to prominence with her similarly beautiful and melancholic first feature. A portrait of life on the fringes of American society, Songs… is impressively brought to life by its nonprofessional actors.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy