“This is a spare film, crisply performed and quietly staged.”
—Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
“Proof that not giving a shit if people like you is still working for Paul Schrader.”
—Leila Latif, IndieWire
Directed by Paul Schrader based on his original screenplay, MASTER GARDENER follows Narvel Roth (Joel Edgerton), the meticulous horticulturist of Gracewood Gardens. He is as much devoted to tending the grounds of this beautiful and historic estate as he is to pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager Mrs. Haverhill (Sigourney Weaver). When Mrs. Haverhill demands that he take on her wayward and troubled great-niece Maya (Quintessa Swindell) as a new apprentice, chaos enters Narvel’s spartan existence, unlocking dark secrets from a buried violent past that threatens them all.