Director: Debra Granik
Screenwriters: Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini
Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defyâ€”until an intrepid teenage girl has no other choice. When Ree Dolly's crystal-meth-making father skips bail and goes missing, her family home is on the line. Unless she finds him, she and her young siblings and disabled mother face destitution. In a heroic quest, Ree traverses the county to confront her kin, break their silent collusion, and bring her father home.
With thrilling tension, Winterâ€™s Bone depicts an archetypal rite of passage from adolescence to adulthood. Only this time, the young warrior is a girl. As our heroine braves immoveable obstacles, she redefines the notion of family loyalty and, in the process, discovers her own power. The spare precision of Debra Granikâ€™s direction is effortlessly profound. Stunningly genuine performances and exquisite visual details capture the textures and rhythms of a world where the mythic and the naturalistic intermingle.
- Dramatic Feature
- 2011, Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue
- U.S.A., 100 min.
- Grand Jury Prize Dramatic, Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award