Tag Archives: Michael Winterbottom

Michael Winterbottom – In This World (2002)

A refugee family is trying to reach more peaceful lands illegally inside trucks. Read More »

Michael Winterbottom – Code 46 (2003)

A fraud investigator falls in love with his suspect, though they may be closer than they think. Read More »

Michael Winterbottom – Jude (1996)

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However, their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love. The film is based on the novel Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy. Read More »

Michael Winterbottom – I Want You (1998)

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“This neo-noir British crime drama, set at a decaying English beach resort, begins with a body dropped from a pier. Hairdresser Helen (Rachel Weisz) goes with local deejay Bob (Ben Daniels), but mute bicyclist Honda (Luka Petrusic), who secretly tapes people’s conversations, meets Helen at the beachfront and begins sending her flowers. Honda’s sad nympho sister Smokey (Macedonian-born Labina Mitevska) sings at a local club. A figure from Helen’s past, the enigmatic, mysterious Martin (Alessandro Nivola) checks out Helen but keeps his distance. Read More »

Michael Winterbottom & Kevin Brownlow – Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1996)

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Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.
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Michael Winterbottom – 24 Hour Party People (2002)

New York Times;
New Order’s album ”Power, Corruption and Lies” would make just as fitting a title for the magnificent ode to Factory Records, ”24 Hour Party People,” which tracks the rise and fall of that postpunk label.

Factory Records was the home of New Order and the flamboyantly self-destructive Happy Mondays, whose hot-to-the-touch song gives the film its title. The intersecting point of both these groups, and the story that comes in between, is the film’s central figure: the Factory Records co-founder and journalist turned postpunk impresario, Tony Wilson, played with a stinging, unctuous vitality by Steve Coogan. Read More »

Michael Winterbottom – Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)

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A British war film released in 1997. It is directed by Michael Winterbottom. The screenplay is by Frank Cottrell Boyce and is based on the book Natasha’s Story by Michael Nicholson. Read More »