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The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg, 2012) on 24 November

THE-HUNT-POSTERA dangerous lies destroy lives in award winning drama

Thomas Vinterberg returns with his latest film The Hunt (2012), which will be screened at Splendid Cinema on the 24th November.
The Hunt is a story about a man wrongly accused of child molestation. Played with a great skill and sensitivity by Mads Mikkelsen (TV‘s Hannibal), Lucas is a popular member of a tightly bound local community in rural Denmark. He is also a beloved kindergarten teacher whose life transforms after being called into the principal‘s office to find out he is suspected of child abuse. This suspicion quickly becomes a collective hysteria when a child‘s commentary is constantly repeated and re-imagined, which makes Lucas a social outcast and a threat within the once comforting and family-like community.

One of the founding members of the minimalist film movement Dogme 95, director Vinterberg still demonstrates the best values of the movement –  close focus on a story and performance – in The Hunt. The collaboration of Vinterberg and Mikkelsen alone guarantees a sharp, powerful and moving cinematic account on an uneasy subject matter, which is not to be missed.

Critically acclaimed all over Europe, the film was nominated for BAFTA award in the category of the Best Film not in the English Language, winning the Best International Independent Film in British Independent Film Awards, and the Best Actor award for Mads Mikkelsen in Cannes.

Here’s the trailer:

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.


For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at splendidcinema@live.co.uk, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com



The Hunt (DK, 2012, Thomas Vinterberg) 115 min. 15 cert.

24 November, 2013

Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm

Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH



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2013/14 Season announced…

Here is the schedule for the first part of the 2013/14 Season.
29/9: Sightseers (UK, Ben Wheatley, 2012) – Ben Wheatley follows up on his breathtaking first film with this blacker than black comedy about two hapless tourists who turn to serial killing anyone who pisses them off.
13/10: Sound City (US, Dave Grohl, 2013): Foo Fighter’s frontman, Dave Grohl directs this documentary about the legendary Sound City studio in LA, where some of the greatest albums of the 1970s and 1980s were recorded. A fascinating story behind the music we love!
27/10: The ABCs of Death (multiple countries, 26 Directors, 2012): Audacious film project where 26 directors from around the world were each given a letter of the alphabet and expected to choose a word which pertains to death in some way and to make a short film about that word. Possibly the most bizarre film made all year!
10/11: No (Chile, Pablo Larrin, 2012): Chilean satire which tells the true story of the advertising campaign from 1988 which successfully ousted the bloody dictator of Augusto Pinochet. Gael Garcia Bernal stars in this Oscar nominated film.
24/11: The Hunt (DN, Thomas Vinterberg, 2012): Thomas Vinterberg returns with this devastating morality tale about a much-loved kindergarten teacher in a small town who is accused of molesting one of the children. Mads Mikkelsen gives an amazing performance. Not to be missed!
8/12: In the House (FR, Francois Ozon, 2012): Potiche director Ozon returns to Splendid Cinema screens with his latest comedy-of-manners about a high school teacher who encourages one of his students to further ingratiate himself within the family of another boy and seduce the boy’s mother. Possibly my favourite film of the year.
A reminder that all films are screened at the Worcester Arts Workshop (21 Sansome St.).
Tickets are £5 on the door.
Box office opens at 6, for a 6:30 start.


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