Daniel Woodrell’s WINTER’S BONE debuts at SUNDANCE

Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy—until an intrepid teenage girl has no other choice. When Ree Dolly’s crystal-meth-making father skips bail and goes missing, her family home is on the line. Unless she finds him, she and her young siblings and disabled mother face destitution. In a heroic quest, Ree traverses the county to confront her kin, break their silent collusion, and bring her father home.

With thrilling tension, Winter’s Bone depicts an archetypal rite of passage from adolescence to adulthood. Only this time, the young warrior is a girl. As our heroine braves immoveable obstacles, she redefines the notion of family loyalty and, in the process, discovers her own power. The spare precision of Debra Granik’s direction is effortlessly profound. Stunningly genuine performances and exquisite visual details capture the textures and rhythms of a world where the mythic and the naturalistic intermingle.

That is the story behind WINTER’S BONE. Based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell, WB is directed by Debra Granik (DOWN TO THE BONE) with a screenplay from Granik and Anne Rosellini. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt, Sheryl Lee and Tate Taylor

WINTER’S BONE is garnering considerable praise and hype at the 2010 SUNDANCE FILM festival.

We have a couple of videos to give folks an idea what to expect from WB.

First up is a series of clips from WINTER’S BONE. After that is a piece featuring director Debra Granik and stars Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes and Dale Dickey.