"You are heartbreak incarnate, lady -you are a leaver." (From the film)
For the beautiful and broken Krisha, a heartbreaking weekend with the family.
When Krisha walks in to the family house for a Thanksgiving dinner, the atmosphere is tense despite the warm greetings. Krisha is also anxious, almost frightened. She has obviously been absent from family gatherings for a while, but upon revealing her sobriety, has been given a second chance. In Krisha, Trey Edward Shults brings together his immediate family and treats addiction -always an elephant in the room, he says- with audacity and heartbreaking humor. An early close up of Krisha's face quickly reveals that she's a ticking time bomb, and we fear for her. Yet the family's journey from compassion to pained embarrassment and hurt is also perfectly justifiable. This sharp debut has a rhythm that throbs with Krisha's anxiety, trials and tribulations on her downward spiral. With inspired camerawork, sound design, editing, and natural acting, Krisha introduces us to a family of no-bullshit storytellers, telling a very intimate story close to home.
2015 SXSW GRAND JURY AWARD, SXSW AUDIENCE AWARD, CANNES
Trey Edward Shults was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He began his career interning on Terrence Malick`s The Tree of Life (2011) and went on to work in the camera department for Malick`s documentary Voyage of Time (2016). His short film, Krisha, premiered at SXSW 2014, where it was awarded Special Jury Recognition for Cinematography. In the summer of 2014, he completed the feature version of Krisha.