Country: United States of America
Language: English
Year: 2010
Running Time: 100 min
17 year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) embarks on a mission to find her father after he uses their family house as a way of securing his bail and disappears without a trace. Faced with the possibility of losing her home and being turned out into the Ozark woods, Ree challenges her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risks her life to save her family. She hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth. 
Director Debra Granik
Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik
Adapted for the screen by Anne Rosellini
Based On The Novel Winter’s Bone By Daniel Woodrell
Producer Anne Rosellini
Producer Alix Madigan Yorkin
Executive Producer Jonathan Scheuer
Executive Producer Shawn Simon
Cinematography Michael Mcdonough
Production Designer Mark White
Costume Designer Rebecca Hofherr
Editor Affonso Gonçalves
Music by Dickon Hinchliffe
Co- Producer Kate Dean
Associate Producer Michael Mcdonough
Casting Kerry Barden
Casting Paul Schnee
Dale Dickey as Merab
Garret Dillahunt as Sheriff Baskin
Jennifer Lawrence as Ree Dolly
John Hawkes as Teardrop
Kevin Breznahan as Little Arthur
Academy Awards nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay / Winner Grand Jury Prize Best Picture - Sundance Film Festival / CICAE Prize & Tagesspiegel Readers Prize - Berlin Film Festival / Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress / Winner Best Supporting Actor (James Hawkes) and Best Supporting Actress (Dale Dickey) Independent Spirit Awards
Debra Granik  | director
Debra Granik attended the Graduate Film Program at NYU where she won awards for her short film, SNAKE FEED (1997). She attended both the Writer’s and Director’s Lab at the Sundance Institute where she developed SNAKE FEED into a feature film script. Debra premiered her first feature film, DOWN TO THE BONE at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 where she won the Best Director Award. DOWN TO THE BONE went on to screen at film festivals worldwide and won the International Critics Prize at the Vienna Film Festival, among others. In 2010, she completed her second feature film, WINTER'S BONE, which garnered the Grand Jury Prize and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance Film Festival, and the C.I.C.A.E. Prize and Tagesspiegel Readers’ Prize at Berlin Film Festival
1997    SNAKE FEED (short)
Praise for Winter's Bone
Author: Praise for Winter's Bone
“spectacular for its humanity, austere beauty and heart-stopping urgency.” Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal ---- ---- “An absolute knockout” Andrew O'Hehir, ---- “a film gets under our skin with its haunting authenticity, reinforcing our faith in the wonderfully transporting power of cinematic storytelling.” Claudia Puig, USA Today ---- “Intense, immersive and in control.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times ---- “The year’s most stirring film.” David Edelstein, New York Magazine ---- “One of the unshowiest and most true-blooded epics of Americana you're ever likely to see.” Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum ---- “The social detail of a 21st-century mountain community is completely persuasive, heightening the drama immeasurably.” J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader ---- “It's been a long time since a film has conveyed a culture, and a sense of place, with such telling precision…Winter's Bone thrums with suspense.” Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer ---- “No movie is perfect, but this Sundance winner comes close.” Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star ---- “Winter's Bone is unforgettable. It means to shake you, and does.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ---- - “utterly mesmerising cinematic vision” – Eye for Film

Author: David Germain - Associated Press
“raw, real, understated, fiercely intense and surprisingly gentle.” David Germain, Associated Press

Year Category Awarded By Award Result Award Recipient
2011 Best Supporting Actor Independent Spirit Awards Winner John Hawkes
2011 Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Awards - Oscars Nominee
2011 Best Supporting Actress Independent Spirit Awards Winner Dale Dickey
2011 Best Actress HFPA Nominee Jennifer Lawrence
2011 Best Picture Academy Awards - Oscars Nominee Debra Granik
2011 Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards - Oscars Nominee John Hawkes
2011 Best Actress Academy Awards - Oscars Nominee Jennifer Lawrence
2010 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Winner Debra Granik
2010 Critics Choice Berlin International Film Festival Winner
2010 New Talent Competition Palm Springs Film Festival Winner Jennifer Lawrence
2010 Audience Award American Film Festival Poland Winner
2010 Best Actress Stockholm International Film Festival Winner Jennifer Lawrence
2010 Best Feature Film Stockholm International Film Festival Winner Debra Granik
2010 Best Feature Film Stockholm International Film Festival Winner Debra Granik
2010 Best Actress Torino International Film Festival Winner Jennifer Lawrence
2010 Best Feature Film Torino International Film Festival Winner Debra Granik
2010 Best Screenplay Torino International Film Festival Winner Debra Granik