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BULLHEAD DIRECTOR MICHAËL R. ROSKAM NAMED ONE OF VARIETY’S “10 DIRECTORS TO WATCH”

Fantastic Fest 2011 hit and recent Drafthouse Films acquisition BULLHEAD's director Michael R. Roskam has been named as one of Variety's "10 Directors To Watch"! But we knew that already.

BULLHEAD DIRECTOR MICHAËL R. ROSKAM NAMED ONE OF VARIETY’S “10 DIRECTORS TO WATCH”

Fantastic Fest 2011 hit and recent Drafthouse Films acquisition BULLHEAD's director Michaël R. Roskam has been named as one of Variety's "10 Directors To Watch!" But we knew that already. Read about Drafthouse Film's acquisition of the North American rights to BULLHEAD here and about BULLHEAD's wins at AFI Fest here. Get the press release below:

AUSTIN, TX – Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, congratulates Michaël R. Roskam on being named one of Variety’s “10
Directors To Watch.” This incredible recognition comes on the heels of the immense critical acclaim garnered by Roskam’s stunning debut film BULLHEAD. Eric Kohn of IndieWire noted that “watching BULLHEAD it's easy to imagine that Roskam could inherit the heated world of double-crossers and violent avengers that put Martin Scorsese on the map.”

BULLHEAD is a remarkable tale of revenge and redemption set against the backdrop of the Belgian bovine hormone mafia and is Belgium’s official 2012 Oscar® candidate for Best Foreign Language Film. The film has been widely lauded by critics and film fans alike, described as “one of the most powerful experiences I’ve had in a film this year” by Drew McWeeny of HitFix. AFI Fest recently bestowed BULLHEAD with two major awards, the New Auteurs Audience Award and the New Auteurs Critic's Prize For Best Actor to Matthias Schoenaers for his "nuanced and intensely physical embodiment of bruised masculinity.” (AFI Press Release)

Michaël R. Roskam received his Master degree in scriptwriting and development from the Binger Film Lab in 1995. He went on to make several critically acclaimed shorts including “Haun," “Carlo," “The One Thing To Do” and “Today Is Friday." BULLHEAD, which Roskam wrote as well as directed, is his feature debut.

BULLHEAD Awards
AFI Fest 2011 (New Auteurs Audience Award & Auteurs Critic's Prize For Best Actor)
Berlinale 2011 (Panorama section), European Film Awards (Official Selection)
Beaune IFF 2011, France (Jury Awards & Critics Award)
Motovun FF, Croatia ( "Propeller" Award - Best Film)
Montreal Fantasia Festival (Best Debut Feature)
Flemish Film Awards (win in 6 categories)
Fantastic Fest (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor)
"2 in One" IFF, Moscow (Heroes Award for Matthias Schoenaerts' standout performance)

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ABOUT BULLHEAD

Perhaps the year’s most stunning international debut, Michaël R. Roskam’s BULLHEAD is a harrowing tale of revenge, redemption and fate. Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Mattias Schoenaerts in a ferocious breakout performance), constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader. When an investigating federal agent is assassinated and a woman from his traumatic past resurfaces, Jacky must confront his demons and face the far-reaching consequences of his decisions. Acclaimed at festivals worldwide including the Berlin Film Festival, Fantasia and Fantastic Fest, the award-winning BULLHEAD is visceral saga bursting with rage that TwitchFilm calls “one of the most original crime films in recent memory.”

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