Night Moves is an eco-thriller telling the story of three young radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam that in their eyes represents the wastefulness of modern society.
The picture doesn’t explore the background and reasons of each of the three lead characters; it focuses on their state of mind during the preparation, execution and aftermath of the attack. Their initial certainties slowly crumble when something goes wrong and the trust binding them begins to fall apart.
Jesse Eisenberg (Josh), Dakota Fanning (Dena) and Peter Sarsgaard (Harmon) are the perfect actors to depict these three young eco-terrorists who are driven to act without a full understanding of the consequences of what they are doing. Their introversion and the sense of rebellion that keep their dream alive turns out to be without solid grounds.
Another good movie from indie cult icon Kelly Reichardt, whose talent when it comes to representing the insecurities and indecisiveness of people is unique.
Filippo L’Astorina, the Editor
Night Moves is released nationwide on 29th August 2014.