Trey Edward Shults · 2016
81min · DCP
  • Wednesday, Nov 22, 2023, 7:30pm

KRISHA is the story of a woman’s return to the family she abandoned years before, set entirely over the course of one turbulent Thanksgiving.

When Krisha shows up at her sister’s Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately, a palpable unease permeates the air, one which only grows in force as Krisha gets to work cooking the turkey and trying to make up for lost time by catching up with her various relatives, chief among them her nephew, Trey (writer/director Trey Edward Shults). As Krisha's attempts at reconciliation become increasingly rebuffed, tension and suspicion reach their peak, with long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments coming to the fore as everyone becomes immersed in an emotionally charged familial reckoning.

2015 SXSW WINNER: Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Feature and Audience Award - Narrative Feature

“[A] tour de force… The film feels like a blazing catharsis for all involved.” Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com

Krisha is a stone cold stunner.” Adam Graham, Detroit News

CRITIC’S PICK! A family drama in alternately appalling and queasily hilarious extremis, this bravura first feature takes place over an epically terrible Thanksgiving… an expressionistic tour de force.” Manohla Dargis, The New York Times