Tannöd, starring Julia Jentsch, Volker Bruch and Monika Bleibtreu is a crime drama based on a true story directed by Bettina Oberli. The movie was co-produced by Wüste Film, Hugofilm and Constantin and shot on 35mm.    

Awards: Special Jury Prize for the Cinematography, Swiss Film Prize 2010 / Nomination Best Cinematography, German Critics Awards 2010 / Nomination Best Feature, Swiss Film Awards 2010 / Zurich Film Prize 2010                  

Variety - Oberli and her tech team — especially cinematographer Stephane Kuthy, often shooting in handheld closeup, and Swedish composer Johan Soderqvist, working in Philip Glass mode — create some chilling sequences of dread and horror. Visual standout is a sequence in which the villagers emerge en masse from the dark, surrounding forest to gaze at “evil” Tannoed farm; one of the creepiest scenes is Kathrin’s sudden realization of what may well be the truth.  

tasteofcinema.com - Together with the dim lighting, a dense forest which looks like it’s straight out of the Grimms’ fairy tale adds a lot to a creepy atmosphere and becomes a character on its own. And Stéphane Kuthy’s icy cold photography complements the film’s dark subject matter.