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09.03, - 16:00, Lumiere
19.03, - 13:30, Lumiere
Director:  Nicole Kassell
Cinematography:  Xavier Perez Grobet
Screenplay:  Steven Fechter
Producer:  Lee Daniels
Music:  Nathan Larson
Cast:  Kevin Bacon , Kyra Sedgwick , Eve , Mos Def , David Alan Grier , Benjamin Bratt , Hannah Pilkes
Main programme / International Competition
Adam & Paul
Burning Out
From the Land of Silence
Love in Thoughts
Prince Gomez
Red Coloured Grey Truck
Tartarughe sul dorso
The Woodsman

USA, 2004, 87 min, color
Awards:  Sundance 2004 - "Official selection" ,Independent Spirit Awards '04 for Best First Feature, Best Male Lead to Kevin Bacon, Best Debut Performance to Hannah Pilkes

Just released from prison on supervised parole, Walter is wretched and angry. He lands a job at a lumberyard, based on his past experiences with the owners elderly father before prison Walter was a furniture maker but hes put on notice that a single stray step will lead to termination... Walters intense privacy and lack of interest in his fellow employees attracts the attention of Vickie. Slowly, he lets her into his life, only to abruptly turn her out when confronted with the inevitable truth-telling...

There is no crime more heinous in the public imagination than paedophilia. So a dramatic feature that has a paedophile as its protagonist would seem to be engaging in taboo for taboos sake. Which is why The Woodsman... is such a revelation. The film presents a realistic portrait of a man rather, than a sketch of a monster, while never letting him, or us, forget that this man is guilty of the crimes for which he served 12 years in prison... Guided by a career-topping performance by Kevin Bacon... and excellent supporting roles... the film marks debut director Nicole Kassell as undoubtedly one to watch...
Denis Seguin, Screen Daily

American director Nicole Kassell was born in Philadelphia and attended the graduate film programme at New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts. Her short film Jaime (1999) won the Directors Guild of Americas Best Female Student Filmmaker Award, and was followed by The Green Hour (2002), which was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. The Woodsman is her feature debut.
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