The first clip from Daniel Barber’s “The Keeping Room” has just been released in anticipation of the film’s screening at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
The powerful and stirring clip runs for less than a minute and a half, but it offers a wide glimpse into the challenging world that the film’s three women are battling in. Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and up-and-comer Muna Otaru star in this suspenseful drama about two sisters and a slave left behind towards the end of the American Civil War. With no men to watch over their backs, the three woman must fend for themselves in the midst of threats, from outlaws to the forces of Mother Nature.
The film also stars Sam Worthington and Kyle Soller as two rogue Union soldiers.
The short clip shows a heated exchange of blame and face slaps between Augusta (Marling) and Mad (Otaru) after they find a hysterical Louise (Steinfeld) injured and alone out on the field. Check out the intense clip below!