Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Cast: Vincent Gallo, Emmanuelle Seigner
Poland-Norway 2011 | Colour | 83 mins | Thriller
Avaliable on: DVD
The award winning Vincent Gallo (Brown Bunny, Buffalo 66, Trouble Every Day) stars as the subject of the chase, producing a daring, enigmatic, entirely wordless performance which won him the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival 2010 where the film was also awarded the Special Jury prize. Skolimowski and cinematographer Adam Sikora harness the stunning landscapes of the mountain forests of Poland and Norway to create a beautiful, if disquieting, cinematic vision. Essential Killing marks a reunion between Jerzy Skolimowski and acclaimed producer Jeremy Thomas who previously worked together on the Cannes Grand Prix du Jury winner The Shout (1978).