Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal in Foe
Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal in Foe directed by Garth Davis

The psychological drama Foe based on best-selling author Iain Reid’s novel starring Academy Award® nominees Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal will close the 54th Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) on Wednesday, October 4th.

Directed by Garth Davis, “Foe” is a haunting exploration of marriage and identity set in an uncertain dystopian world. Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal star as Hen and Junior who’s quiet farm life is thrown into turmoil when an uninvited stranger shows up with the proposal of a lifetime for Junior.

“We’re looking forward to closing this year’s festival with this powerful dystopian, sci-fi story of love, fractured relationships, mother nature’s breaking point and what happens when the government creates your doppelganger, ” said Lauren Thelen, Programming Director of NashFilm. “This captivating film provides a unique perspective on the future of home and society and is the perfect way to close this year’s slate of exciting and vibrant cinema.”

“Foe” marks the second selection from Amazon Studios slated for the 54th festival following “Silver Dollar Road,” a searing documentary that tells the powerful story of the Reels family in North Carolina battling decades of harassment by land developers attempting to seize their property. Directed by Academy-Award Nominee Raoul Peck and based on the 2019 ProPublica article, the film highlights the covert ways the legal system has been exploited to keep Black land ownership fragile and the racial wealth gap growing.

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