Directed and co-written by Thomas Vinterberg, The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life. Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas.
Roger Donaldson (born 15 November 1945) is an Australian-born New Zealand film producer, director and writer who has made numerous successful movies. He was a co-founder of the New Zealand Film Commission.
Miss Bala is a 2011 Mexican drama film written and directed by Gerardo Naranjo. The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Life, Above All is a 2010 South African drama film It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. This an emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community.
Restless is a 2011 drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Jason Lew. It stars Henry Hopper and Mia Wasikowska. Shot in Portland, Oregon and produced by Bryce Dallas Howard, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer for Sony Pictures Classics, Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, it will be released by Sony Pictures Classics on September 16, 2011
Natalie Hershlag, better known by her stage name Natalie Portman, is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 French action film Léon.
The Tree of Life is a 2011 American drama film featuring some surreal and sci-fi elements, written and directed by Terrence Malick, and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. The film is scheduled to premiere In Competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Martin Campbell is a film director. Campbell was born in Hastings, New Zealand, he moved to London where he began his career as a cameraman. Campbell’s first Hollywood movie was Criminal Law and he went on to direct Defenseless and No Escape
Certified Copy (French: Copie conforme) is a film by Iranian writer and director Abbas Kiarostami, starring Juliette Binoche and the British opera singer William Shimell, in his first film role. The film is set in Tuscany, and focuses on a British writer and a French antiques dealer, whose relationship undergoes an odd transformation over the course of a day.
Of Gods and Men is a French drama film directed by Xavier Beauvois, starring Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale. Its original French title is Des hommes et des dieux, which means “Men and gods” and refers to a motto from the Bible shown at the beginning of the film. It centers on the monastery of Tibhirine, where Trappist monks lived in harmony with the largely Muslim population of Algeria, until seven of them were beheaded in a still unclear incident in 1996. The screenplay focuses on the time leading up to their death. Principal photography took place at an abandoned monastery in Morocco, with careful attention to authenticity.
Biutiful is a drama film directed by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Javier Bardem. It is Iñárritu’s first directorial feature since Babel and his first film in his native Spanish language since his debut feature Amores perros.The film follows Uxbal (Bardem), an underworld figure and devoted single dad, through his attempts to reconcile with a past love and secure a future for his children as his own death draws near.