Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smith-McPhee star in the Sundance drama.

Lionsgate is to release Slow West in the UK on June 26.

Directed by John Mclean, the Western drama debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is in next month’s Tribeca line-up.

Starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smith-McPhee, Slow West follows the story of 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Smit-McPhee) as he journeys across the US frontier at the end of the 19th century, in search of the woman he loves.

Along the way he is joined by Silas (Fassbender), a mysterious traveller with his own agenda, and is hotly pursued by an outlaw named Payne (Ben Mendelsohn).

The feature is presented by Film4, BFI and the New Zealand Film Commission, in association with Cross City Films and Hanway Films, A DMC film / See-Saw Films / Rachel Gardner Films Production.