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If Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino made a film together, this is what it would look like: an eccentric Western consisting equally of romance, adventure, action and black humour. This is John Maclean’s, a former musician with ‘The Beta Band’, debut feature; it has been praised by critics for its imaginative take on the classic genre, earning it a Grand Jury’s Prize at the Sundance Festival.
Sixteen-year-old Jay comes to America from Scotland to look up his first true love Rose. The lad is taken under his wing by certain Silas Selleck, a mysterious traveller who has seen it all. They both set off to the Wild West, a journey that could teach a lesson or two to both the dreamer as well as the cynic.