Films By Michael Winterbottom

In Official Competition at Cannes this year, the latest film from Michael Winterbottom (The Claim, MIFF 2001) is an energised, chemical-fuelled trip through the birth and heyday of the dynamic Manchester music scene. Inspired by a seminal Sex Pistols gig, Tony Wilson set up record label Factory Records, signing bands like Joy Division, New Order and eventually The Happy Mondays. ... What ensues is... Read more
"... all the time you were trying to make me good all you had to do was turn bad yourself ..." ... Part love story, part roadkill, this driving butch/fern buddy pic is as bizarre as they come-a very black comedy. It is a severe depar­ture from Michael Winterbottom's recent televi­sion work, specifically the excellent Family. More of a motor-way movie than a road movie—it is Britain after all—Butte... Read more
“Angelina Jolie plays [Mariane Pearl] with a rigour and passion that surprised even the most jaded sceptics in Cannes.” - The Times (UK) Under the direction of Michael Winterbottom (9 Songs, Wonderland), Angelina Jolie is Mariane Pearl whose journalist husband was beheaded in 2002 while researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The film follows the true and harrowing events of Mariane's mem... Read more
Inspired by Thomas Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Claim is a story about the tragic fall of a self-styled king In 1867 the future of the isolated town Kingdom Come, depends entirely on a proposed railroad. The dream of prosperity has consumed Daniel Dillon (Peter Mullan. My Name Is Joe. MIFF 1999), the wealthy and ruthless mayor of Kingdom Come, whose rise to power is based on a dirt... Read more
Prolific filmmaker Michael Winterbottom returns with a chilling portrait of a small town psychopath. ... In 1950s small-town USA, Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford (Casey Affleck) is a well-bred and respectable member of society, but his cheshire cat grin hides his true nature as a cold-blooded homicidal sociopath. As one ultra-violent turn leads to another, Ford's veneer threatens to crack. ... Adapted fro... Read more
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