Dir. Karl Jacob
On the cusp of womanhood, 12-year-old Florence goes on her first deer hunt, a traditional rite-of- passage in her matriarchal family.
Runtime: 91 min
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Deep in the wilderness of rural middle America, 12-year-old Florence is eager to undergo the rite-of- passage of her first deer hunt. A tradition passed down through many generations of women in her family, the act of killing a deer symbolizes the transition into adulthood. As Florence is taught how to shoot a gun and skin a deer, she gains a deeper understanding of life and death. When Florence finds herself alone during a hunt, however, expectations dissolve into chaos as she must rely on her instinct and training to follow through with her decisions, pull herself together, and face becoming an adult.
“Richly embroidered with character and small-town details.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A quiet, meditative film that gently but deliberately upends many of the accepted narrative conventions about gender, nature, life and death.”
“Cold November forgoes convention in order to explore a young woman's experience growing up in a way that packs a subtle, yet lasting punch.”
“Captures specific lives superbly, while examining the universal truths of burgeoning adolescence..”
Woodstock Film Festival
Rome Film Festival
Indie Memphis Film Festival
Galway Film Fleadh