Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, January 24, 2012 – “BULLHEAD”, an upcoming Drafthouse Films release, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Commenting on the incredible honor for BULLHEAD, director Michaël R. Roskam said, "It feels like going to the world championship!"
“Michael Roskam is an incredibly exciting new director. We are so happy that the Academy thinks as highly of him as we do!” said Tim League CEO/Founder Drafthouse Films.
BULLHEAD, the directorial debut of Roskam, has gathered international acclaim, winning 25 awards to date including the “Best Actor” prize at Palm Springs IFF 2012, going to Matthias Schoenaerts for his “superb portrayal of an innocent and sensitive man trapped in a truculent body”, and the "New Auteurs Audience Award" and "New Auteurs Critic's Prize For Best Actor" at 2011 AFI festival. Roskam has also been named one of Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch.”
BULLHEADwill be showing at Santa Barbara Film Festival 2012 next week, screenings TBA.
Michael R. Roskamʼs BULLHEAD is an emotionally driven tale of revenge, redemption and fate set against the backdrop of the Belgian bovine hormone mafia. It is an exciting tragedy about fate, lost innocence and friendship, about crime and punishment, but also about conflicting desires and the irreversibility of a man’s destiny. Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias 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.
BULLHEADis distributed domestically by Drafthouse Films and will be released in early 2012.
Michaël R. Roskam and Matthias Schoenaerts are available for interviews.
For screeners and additional screenings, please contact Brandy Fons: (310) 809-8882 or email@example.com
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Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of Alamo Drafthouse, debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of FOUR LIONS and was named one of Time Magazine's "Top 10 Films Of The Year." Drafthouse Films is dedicated to scouring the globe in search of visionary, provocative and diverse features to integrate into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Badass Digest. Drafthouse Films will distribute films theatrically and through home video, VOD and direct to consumer sales. The 2012 release slate includes the stunning HD RealD™ restoration of '80s cult western COMIN' AT YA! 3D, Michael R. Roskam's award-winning debut feature and Oscar® candidate BULLHEAD, Mikkel Nørgaard's internationally acclaimed comedy CLOWN, and SXSW '11 favorite THE FP which Moviefone calls, "a rare ready-made cult hit." Together with producing partners Magnolia Pictures and Timpson Films, Drafthouse Films is also currently in production on the much-anticipated THE ABC's OF DEATH -- an anthology film featuring segments by 26 different directors that Fangoria calls, "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world."