It’s difficult to accept, let alone believe, that Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Dear Wendy, The Celebration), the co-founder of the Dogme ’95 movement with Lars von Trier, an attempt to strip away decades of accreted narrative and stylistic filmmaking conventions to find or forge a path to a purer, presumably
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