After making a misjudged advance towards her mother’s boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Heidi runs away from home and ends up at a ski resort. Entranced by the beauty of the wintry landscapes, she begins to create a new life for herself and soon learns about the true meaning of love and innocence.
Australian star Abbie Cornish had her breakout in this finely tuned coming-of-age drama about live-wire sexuality and the innocence behind it. At home, it set a record by clean-sweeping the Australian Film Institute awards; overseas, Cornish was scooped up by Hollywood.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States