A teenage boy and his younger brother flee their abusive father and set out across Canada to locate the mother they never knew and, until recently, believed to be dead. It’s a twofold voyage of discovery for Lincoln (Phillip Lewitski). He is exploring the Indigenous heritage that is his mother’s legacy. At the same time there is a gay sexual awakening, courtesy of a smouldering, handsome Mi’kmaq boy Pasmay (Joshua Odjick).
Writer and director Bretten Hannam favours a languid, homoerotic, Malickian atmosphere, with montages of tussling teens in fields of long grass and chiselled cheekbones artfully lit in the magic-hour glow. It’s striking, certainly, but teasingly elusive when it comes to story resolution.