Debra Granik's ('Leave No Trace') four-times Oscar-nominated 'Winter's Bone' - based on Daniel Woodrell's novel of the same name, features Jennifer Lawrence in one of her earliest screen roles.
17-year-old Ree (Lawrence) is desperately seeking her father, who disappeared after using the family home as security for his bail. Faced with the possibility of losing her home, Ree challenges her outlaw kin's code of silence and risks her life to protect her younger siblings and sick mother. She hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.
Set in the forests of the Ozark Mountains, a world that could not seem more remote, Granik finds great visual tableaux in the tradition of the American social photography of the 1930s, producing images and a narrative which document the poverty of this life rather than putting it on show.
★★★★ "A backwoods classic" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ "A truly standout piece of work" - Philip Wilding, Empire