21-year-old Lawrence is currently box office dynamite in the smash hit, The Hunger Games. But this is not her first great success. She has already been nominated for and won several acting awards for her performances in The Poker House (2008), The Burning Plain (2008) and now this film too. It was her outstanding performance in Winter’s Bone that cemented Lawrence’s status as a major star of the future. With The Hunger Games she is likely to become a megastar.
Directed by Debra Granik, based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell, Winter’s Bone is a compelling, bleak drama about the courage of a teenager in the face of adversity, in a downtrodden and criminal society that has been all but forgotten by the outside world.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: Winter’s Bone
Direction: Debra Granik
Screenplay: Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini
Cinematography: Michael McDonough
Editing: Affonso Gonçalves
Score: Dickon Hinchliffe
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Lauren Sweetser, Garret Dillahunt, Dale Dickey, Shelley Waggener, Kevin Breznahan, Ashlee Thompson, Tate Taylor, Sheryl Lee, Cody Shiloh Brown, Isaiah Stone