The Claim

2000/Color/120 mins/UK, Canada




Category Country Focus: UK: Retrospective - Michael Winterbottom
Director Michael Winterbottom
Producer Andrew Eaton
Screenplay Frank Cottrell Boyce
Cinematography Alwin Kuchler
Editor Trevor Waite
Music Michael Nyman
Set Paul Healy
Costume Joanne Hansen
Cast Peter Mullan, Wes Bentley, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski, Sarah Polley, Julian Richings, Sean McGinley
Production Company MGM release of a United Artists presentation of a Revolution Films production
World Sales NA
Festival/Awards NA

Dillon is a pioneer who defied the harsh winter in search of rumored gold. Having amassed unimaginable riches, he runs a thriving mining town called Kingdom Come. But the blind ambition and greed that drove him to succeed finally catch up to him with the arrival of 3 strangers. Dalglish, a surveyor looking to expand the railroad threatens the future of the town -- and 2 women from Dillon's past hold a secret that could be his undoing.

Director:
Michael Winterbottom
Michael Winterbottom was born in Blackburn in 1961. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with the Ingmar Bergman documentary's "The Magic Lantern" and "The Director", winner of Best Documentary at the Valladolid Film Festival. His television credits include the BAFTA award winning series "Cracker" and "Family". He made his feature film directorial debut with "Butterfly Kiss" in 1995 and since then has went on to make over 30 films. Michael Winterbottom has been at Cannes "Welcome to Sarajevo", "Wonderland" and "24 Hour Party People" competing for Palme d'Or over the years.

Selected Filmography:
Butterfly Kiss (1995),
Jude (1995),
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997),
Wonderland (1999),
24 Hour Party People (2002),
9 Songs (2004),
A Cock and Bull Story (2005),
The Road to Guantanamo (2006),
Everyday (2012)