The Burning Plain

Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Basinger

Above: Charlize Theron in The Burning Plain (2008). Home page/Film page: Jennifer Lawrence and JD Pardo in The Burning Plain. Photos: Courtesy Magnolia Pictures.


Three women in interwoven tales of forbidden love and longed-for redemption that cross over time, identity and familial connection: Jennifer Lawrence (two years before her breakout performance in Winter’s Bone), Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. All three of them are Academy Award winners, appearing together here in the feature-directing debut of celebrated screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (Amores Perros; 21 Grams; The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada; Babel). “A classic melodrama about thwarted desire, failed relationships, and unrealized dreams, The Burning Plain delivers solid turns from a stellar cast,” writes Tirdad Derakhshani in The Philadelphia Inquirer. With John Corbett, Tessa Ia, JD Pardo and Joaquim de Almeida. PROVOKR members can stream it here for free.