Based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same name, The Power of the Dog marks director Jane Campion’s first feature film in 12 years.

Set in Montana in 1925, the film is not hugely plot-heavy, despite its two-hour running time and this unusually works in its favour. Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Burbank (Jesse Plemons) are ranch-owning brothers who stumble across an inn owned by Rose Gordon (Kirsten Dunst) during a cattle drive. Widowed by suicide, she has a young son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who dreams of attending medical school.