April 9, 2021

6:00 pm



Virtual Q&A with director Thomas Vinterberg and star Mads Mikkelsen, moderated by Rian Johnson, premiering on

Fri. April 9, 2021 | 6:00 PM PT



A former school teacher trying to start over is hit with a false accusation that throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria.

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About the Film

2012, Magnolia Pictures, 115 min, Denmark, Dir: Thomas Vinterberg

THE HUNT is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life. Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a former school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce and the loss of his job. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered when an untruthful remark throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity. Co-founder of the Dogme movement and director of award-winning international hit FESTEN (THE CELEBRATION), Thomas Vinterberg delivers yet another powerful drama that is sure to leave its mark. With English subtitles.

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About Thomas Vinterberg

Thomas Vinterberg is one of Denmark’s most important, award-winning, and internationally celebrated filmmakers. His latest, ANOTHER ROUND, is nominated for two Oscars, including Best Director. Vinterberg’s previous effort was the large-scale, international drama KURSK (2019), about the Russian submarine tragedy in the year 2000. Another recent success of his, THE COMMUNE (2016), was selected for the main competition at the Berlin Film Festival and netted Trine Dyrholm a Silver Bear for Best Actress. In 2012, Thomas Vinterberg won worldwide acclaim for his Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated drama THE HUNT (2013), which also won Mads Mikkelsen the award for Best Actor at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Other notable works include the adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (2015), with Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan; DEAR WENDY (2005); and IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE (2003). Vinterberg got his international breakthrough in 1998 with FESTEN – the world’s first Dogme 95 film – which received several international awards, including the Cannes Jury Prize. Thomas Vinterberg made his feature debut with THE BIGGEST HEROES (1996) after graduating from the National Film School of Denmark in 1993.

About the Q&A

Retrospective virtual conversation with THE HUNT director Thomas Vinterberg and star Mads Mikkelsen premiering at 6:00 PM PT on Friday, April 9th.

Moderated by Rian Johnson.


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