Burning Season: Claire McCarthy’s Mother-Daughter Drama, Starring Naomi Watts (Women in Film)

Director: Claire McCarthy (Ophelia)

Cast: Naomi Watts, Sophia Lillis

Naomi Watts plays primatologist June Engle, who returns to a drought-stricken region of Madagascar in search of endangered species, dragging along her teenage daughter (Lillis).

With the devastating forest fires of the burning season rapidly approaching, June risks everything for her obsession, driving a stake between mother and daughter.