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Michael Winterbottom is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor British born on 29 march 1961 at Blackburn (United-kingdom)

Michael Winterbottom

Michael Winterbottom
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 29 march 1961 (58 years) at Blackburn (United-kingdom)

Michael Winterbottom (born 29 March 1961) is an English filmmaker. He began his career working in British television before moving into features. Three of his films — Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland and 24 Hour Party People — have been nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Winterbottom often works with the same actors; many faces can be seen in several of his films, including Shirley Henderson, Paul Popplewell, John Simm, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Raymond Waring and Kieran O'Brien.

Biography

Les scénarios des films de Winterbottom A Cock and Bull Story, Code 46, 24 Hour Party People, The Claim, Welcome to Sarajevo, Butterfly Kiss et Forget About Me ont été écrits par Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Usually with

Andrew Eaton
Andrew Eaton
(22 films)
Michael Nyman
Michael Nyman
(5 films)
Steve Coogan
Steve Coogan
(6 films)
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Filmography of Michael Winterbottom (29 films)

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Director

The Face of an Angel, 1h40
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Daniel Brühl, Cara Delevingne, Alistair Petrie, Rosie Fellner, Genevieve Gaunt
Rating46% 2.307582.307582.307582.307582.30758
En Toscane, un journaliste et un réalisateur de film documentaires enquêtent sur le viol et le meurtre d'une étudiante britannique.
The Trip to Italy, 1h55
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Claire Keelan, Rosie Fellner, Ronni Ancona
Rating65% 3.299253.299253.299253.299253.29925
Rob has been commissioned by a newspaper to go on a driving tour of Italy from Piedmont to Capri, partly following in the footsteps of the great Romantic poets. Steve joins him, and as they journey through the beautiful Italian countryside, they talk about life, relationships and their careers.
The Look of Love, 1h45
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography
Actors Stephen Fry, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, Matt Lucas, Steve Coogan, Tamsin Egerton
Rating59% 2.998322.998322.998322.998322.99832
The story opens in London in 1992. Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan) returns to his flat after attending the funeral of his daughter Debbie (Imogen Poots). Raymond plays a videotape of a TV programme he and Debbie took part in and reflects on their lives.
Trishna
Trishna (2011)
, 1h57
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Anurag Kashyap, Roshan Seth, Amit Trivedi, Kalki Koechlin
Rating60% 3.000713.000713.000713.000713.00071
Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Trishna tells the story of a woman whose life is destroyed by the restrictions of social status, complications of love and life, and her development as an individual. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna (Freida Pinto) meets a wealthy British businessman, Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed), who has come to India to work in his father's hotel business. He sees her dancing at a hotel, and is attracted to her beauty and innocence.
The Trip
The Trip (2011)
, 1h47
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Margo Stilley, Claire Keelan, Kerry Shale, Ben Stiller
Rating69% 3.4996353.4996353.4996353.4996353.499635
In an attempt to impress his American girlfriend, Mischa, actor Steve Coogan accepts a commission from the Sunday newspaper, The Observer, to undertake a tour of leading restaurants in the north of England for a column in their monthly food magazine. However, when Mischa, who was expected to accompany Coogan on the tour, insists that they take a break from their relationship and returns to America, Coogan is obliged to search for another companion. After finding that other friends are "busy", he decides with feelings of some ambivalence to invite his former colleague, Rob Brydon, with whom he shares an uneasily competitive relationship. In the course of the trip, they eat a series of gourmet meals and visit sites linked to the Romantic poets Coleridge and Wordsworth, Coogan has casual sex with a couple of women working at their hotels, and the two men indulge in various forms of one-upmanship, including exchanging impersonations of famous actors such as Anthony Hopkins, Sean Connery, Woody Allen and most notably Michael Caine. At the end of the trip, Brydon returns to a nondescript suburban home and his evidently loving wife and child, while Coogan comes back to a glamorous but lonely riverside apartment: the closing shots show him staring broodingly out of the window. In the end he calls back his agent to reject a deal for the lead role in a US drama to remain close with his family.
The Killer Inside Me, 1h49
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, BDSM in films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Bill Pullman, Simon Baker, Elias Koteas
Rating60% 3.049073.049073.049073.049073.04907
In 1952, Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford (Casey Affleck) is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town — patient, dependable, and well-liked. Beneath his pleasant facade, however, he is a sociopath with violent sexual tastes. As a teenager, Lou was caught raping a five-year-old girl in the back of a parked car by his adopted brother Mike, who pleaded guilty to the crime and served prison time to protect Lou. After being released, Mike was hired by the construction firm of Chester Conway (Ned Beatty). Mike died on the job after slipping and falling off a beam through several floors in a building under construction. Lou believes that Conway planned the accident.
La Stratégie du choc, 1h20
Directed by Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Themes La mondialisation, Documentaire sur l'altermondialisme
Actors Naomi Klein, Kieran O'Brien, Ronald Reagan

À la suite de la publication, en 2007, de La Stratégie du choc écrit par Naomi Klein, les deux réalisateurs (Michael Winterbottom et Mat Whitecross) décident de tourner ce documentaire à l'aide de nombreuses images d'archive.
A Summer in Genoa, 1h34
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Horror, Romance
Themes Ghost films
Actors Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, Hope Davis, Willa Holland, Perla Haney-Jardine, Kerry Shale
Rating59% 2.9997752.9997752.9997752.9997752.999775
Following the death of his wife in a car accident, a college professor (Colin Firth) decides to teach English Literature at an Italian University in Genova. He is accompanied by his two daughters, aged 16 and 10. The trio occupies a flat in the crowded Genova streets and soon adapt to the local way of life, taking day trips to the beach and hiring an Italian tutor in musical composition.
A Mighty Heart, 1h40
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Will Patton, Archie Panjabi, Irrfan Khan, Denis O'Hare
Rating65% 3.2995453.2995453.2995453.2995453.299545
A Mighty Heart is a detailed account of the search for kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.
The Road to Guantanamo, 1h35
Directed by Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Prison films, Films about terrorism, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Riz Ahmed, Jason Salkey
Rating73% 3.6976153.6976153.6976153.6976153.697615
The film portrays the accounts of Ruhal Ahmed, Asif Iqbal and Shafiq Rasul (the 'Tipton Three'); three young British men from Tipton in the West Midlands, who are of Pakistani and Bangladeshi ancestry. It features both actors and portrayals of actions, historical footage, and interviews with the three men.
A Cock and Bull Story, 1h34
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about films
Actors Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes, Shirley Henderson, Raymond Waring, Stephen Fry
Rating66% 3.348613.348613.348613.348613.34861
A Cock and Bull Story depicts Steve Coogan playing himself as an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life. Coogan is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars with actor Rob Brydon, who is playing Uncle Toby and believes his role to be of equal importance to Coogan's, calling himself the "co-lead".
9 Songs
9 Songs (2004)
, 1h9
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance, Pornographic
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kieran O'Brien, Margo Stilley, Michael Nyman
Rating48% 2.401532.401532.401532.401532.40153
The film tells the modern love story set over a period of 12 months in London, England, of a young couple: Matt, a British climatologist, and Lisa, an American exchange student. The story is framed in a personal review from Matt's perspective when he is working in Antarctica. Their main common interest is a passion for live music and they frequently attend rock concerts together. The film depicts the couple, or Matt alone, watching nine songs at Brixton Academy and other concert venues. It also shows their weekend getaway into the countryside, and their travels around London. Lisa brings their short and intense relationship to an end at Christmas time when she returns to the United States.