In a small coastal town in Scotland, Bess, a religious young woman, falls in love with a charming oil rig worker. Shortly after they marry, an unfortunate work accident cripples him for life, which shatters Bess’s world completely—especially when he encourages her to take on other lovers.
From controversial director Lars von Trier comes the first entry in his Golden Heart trilogy, which was followed by The Idiots and the Palme d’Or winning Dancer in the Dark. Starring Emily Watson in an uncompromising performance, Breaking the Waves remains one of Von Trier’s finest achievements.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States