Winter’s Bone

Feature Film | USA 2010 | 90' | OV

Life’s hard in the scraggy Ozark Mountains in the Midwest of the United States – there’s nothing much here but teenage pregnancies, pick up trucks and the army. Young Ree takes care of the run-down family farm, her sick mother and her small siblings. She is tough far beyond her years, but this new business even takes her to her limits: Her drug-dealing dad has pawned the house, and if he doesn’t show up in court, the family loses everything. It’s the start of a brutal odyssey through a decrepit and savage community literally at the edge of civilization. Director and author Debra Granik crafts this little indie gem out of unflinching social realism and top-notch performances by Jennifer Lawrence in the leading role and the cream of American TV actors like John Hawkes and Garret Dillahunt doing background work. The award-winning filmmaker moves somewhere between women’s drama, neo-western, portrait of a society and detective story to create a stirring film just as demanding and fearless as its teenage protagonist.

Director
Debra Granik
Script
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini
Based on the book by
Daniel Woodrell
Photography
Michael McDonough
Editor
Affonso Gonçalves
Production Design
Mark White
Music
Dickon Hinchliffe
Principal Cast
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt, Sheryl Lee, Tate Taylor
Producers
Anne Rosellini, Alix Madigan
Executive Producers
Jonathan Scheuer, Shawn Simon
Production
Anonymous Content, Winter's Bone Productions, Fortissimo Films, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group

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Selected filmography Michael McDonough

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (2002), DOWN TO THE BONE (2004), DIGGERS (2006), THE BABYSITTERS (2007), NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU (2009)