Dee Rees returned to filmmaking this year with the Netflix original movie, Mudbound. Based on the bestselling novel by Hillary Jordan, the film is co-written by Virgil Williams who worked alongside Rees, capturing the timeless story of two families – one black and one white – bound together by the farmland on the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow era. Obviously, in a time when racial tensions and divides are high, their shared relationships are something that have to be built up carefully over time, with a society looking down their noses on anybody brave enough to mix with those outside of their own race.

Mary J. Blige in Mudbound / Credit: Netflix

Mary J. Blige in Mudbound / Credit: Netflix

This week, Netflix revealed a brand new featurette for the movie, taking a look at the women of Mudbound and looking at the incredible talent that comes together in the film. You can check out the video below:

Along with the brilliant women on screen such as Mary J. Blige and Carey Mulligan, a team of amazing females was brought together behind the cameras, including cinematographer Rachel Morrison, editor Make Kamitsuna, composer Tamar-kali, soung engineer Pud Cusack and makeup department head Angie Wells.

Rees said of the cast and crew: “I really wanted to have an all-female below-the-line crew and heads of different departments because I wanted the best and a lot of the best to me are women.”

Mudbound has done incredibly well following its Netflix debut, taking in a score of 97% on reviews aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, which boils down to 138 positive reviews, and just five negative.

You can see the film’s official trailer below:

Mudbound is available now on Netflix.


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