Cold Weather (2010)

Feature Film | Mystery Drama | USA | English | 1h36m
Dir: Aaron Katz | Scr: Aaron Katz | Story: Aaron Katz, Brendan McFadden, & Ben Stambler | Ph: Andrew Reed | Prod: Lars Knudsen, Brendan McFadden, Ben Stambler, & Jay Van Hoy | Mus: Keegan DeWitt | Ed: Aaron Katz | PD: Elliott Glick | AD: Joshua Locy | Cast: Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Raúl Castillo, Robyn Rikoon

A quietly beautiful slice-of-life drama gently morphs into an amateur sleuthing mystery, when a college drop-out-turned-factory worker begins to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend, aided by his sister, with whom he lives, and a work colleague, with whom he has recently become chummy, in Katz’s elegant, deliberately paced third feature. The naturalistic performances, suitably cold photography, gorgeous score, and unpredictable scripting combine well, producing a film that confirms Katz’s place at the summit of my favourite young contemporary film-makers.