#2 on The New Yorker's Top Ten of 2014
- The New Yorker, Best Movies of 2014
"The most original independent filmmaker to surface in the past few years"
- The New Yorker, Delusions and Grandeur
"the Steinbeck-inspired milieu is viscerally manipulated into a menacing pressure-cooker"
- Bright Ideas, The White Witch’s Rabid Wolverines
"Like most classic stories, this one is simple, but its realization is so surprising in its details, so original in its visual invention, as to make most other movies seem shot by the numbers."
- The New Yorker, Pay Attention to Josephine Decker
"Thou Wast Mild and Lovely...suggest[s] the unholy marriage of Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch"
- Indie wire - Sexual Depravity Takes On Nightmarish Proportions...
"Josephine Decker’s film debut gives us a view into her very personal and original world. The way that the story is told and the movement of the camera keep surprising the viewer throughout holds their interest until the very end.”
- Marina Abramovic
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely is a sensual thriller inspired by East of Eden and starring love, death, guns, goats and a farm in the wilds of Kentucky.
When Akin arrives at the farm, he finds his job. This is what he expected to find. When Sarah opens her legs, she finds someone watching. This is what she expected to find. When Jeremiah opens his mouth, frightening things come out of it. This has come to be expected. But what happens by the creek next to the cow. This was not expected.