MANIFESTO

#63

CHANGE OF SPACE

LONG LIVE KEVIN COSTNER

2024.05.23

Text by MUSE Team

Kevin Costner returns to cinema with Horizon, conceived and imagined by the director for the first time in 1988. Presented at Cannes, the film is an emotional pilgrimage through the long and complex period of expansion and settlement of the American West, before and after the Civil War.

Kevin Costner has acted in a myriad of films and TV series over the course of his long career, but there is no genre with which he is more associated than the Western. He made his directorial debut with Dances with Wolves in 1990, in which he also starred, and appeared in Silverado, Wyatt Earp, and Open Range; however, none of these productions can compare to his next project, Horizon: An American Saga, which he first envisioned in 1988. Initially conceived as a single two-handed film covering a span of 15 years in the history of the American West, Horizon will be divided into two distinct visual experiences (and perhaps more, if he succeeds in his intent).

in the picture MICHAEL ROOKER. in the top image: KEVIN COSTNER and ABBEY LEE.
IN THE PICTURE JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER.

Horizon: An American Saga chronicles a long and complex period of expansion and settlement of the American West, before and after the Civil War. Experienced through the eyes of many – families, friends, and foes – the epic is fraught with peril and intrigue, from the constant hardships caused by natural elements to the interactions with the Native Americans who lived on those lands, to the determination and often ruthlessness of those who sought to colonize them. Set against the visually stunning landscape of the vast frontier, the film offers a thought-provoking and relentless look at the past of the United States.

IN THE PICTURE SIENNA MILLER.

A cinematic spectacle not to be missed for its scope, scale, and character-driven emotion, which can perhaps be truly experienced only on the big screen. Told through refreshingly honest storytelling, Horizon brings to the cinema the stories of individuals and entire families who attempted to navigate through a sea of internal struggles and changes with little material wealth and resources in their favor, but with pride and dignity. An emotional pilgrimage for survival through the harsh terrains of the West, cruel and unforgiving.

“There was a great injustice occurred in the West. But it doesn’t minimize the courage it took for my ancestors to actually cut loose and go there… It’s our history.”

– Kevin Costner

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