From Lars Von Trier’s Zentropa Entertainment, The Hunt has already achieved a lot of buzz and acclaim from some of the best film festivals the world over. A Best Actor win for Mads Mikkelsen at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival was what propelled this film into my own personal ‘Must See’ list this year.
A low-budget Danish film about an accused paedophile staring an ex-Bond villain might not be everyone’s idea of a great Saturday night at the cinema. However, Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, starring Mads Mikkelsen, is one of the best pieces of truly affecting and emotionally engaging cinema I’ve seen in a very
I had the chance to see Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winning Amour (Love) over the weekend. It also played the AFI Fest – and we’ll be talking about that in a bit – but I saw it here on the East Coast. The French-language aspect might hinder its chances at Oscar
It’s often been thought that Thomas Vinterberg will be never be able to match the success of his early ’90s Dogme masterwork Festen. However, the director’s latest film The Hunt is perhaps a career best, following a nursery teacher in a tight-knit Danish community named Lucas whose life is turned upside-down by a shocking allegation.