In We Are What We Are, a re-imagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, Jim Mickle paints a gripping and gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive.
A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage, Boardwalk Empire) rules his family with a rigorous ferver, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Ambyr Childers, The Master) and Rose (Julia Garner, Martha Marcy May Marlene) are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. The film also stars Michael Parks (Django Unchained), Kelly McGillis (Stake Land), Nick Damici (Stake Land), Wyatt Russell (This Is 40) and newcomer Jack Gore.
We Are What We Are was written by Mickle and Damici. The two previously collaborated on the screenplays for Mickle's first two features, Mulberry Street and Stake Land (winner of the "Midnight Madness" Audience Award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival). Here's what director Jim Mickle had to say in a statement.
We Are What We Are was released September 27th, 2013 and stars Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Laurent Rejto, Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers, Jack Gore, Bill Sage, Kelly McGillis, Wyatt Russell. The film is directed by Jim Mickle.