Exclusive Q&A: ‘A Country Called Home’ Director Anna Axster

Imogen Poots in “A Country Called Home.” Photo courtesy of ALCHEMY and ARC Entertainment.

A Country Called Home marks the promising feature filmmaking debut of Anna Axster, a director who infuses her story with a wonderfully understated tone. The picture centers Ellie (the always engaged Imogen Poots), a young woman who travels to a small town in Texas to bury her estranged father. Understandably shattered and conflicted as she comes to terms with her father’s passing, Ellie finds comfort and friendship with an entirely new family (Mackenzie Davis is a wannabe country singer with moxie, musician Ryan Bingham as a hard working single father, and Mary McCormack as the father’s former companion).

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