48. Tyrannosaur (2011)
The Movie: Paddy Considine’s directorial debut is a troubling affair, but a worthwhile one, as Olivia Coleman’s battered wife finds dubious refuge with Peter Mullan’s violent outsider. Stunning performances all round in this bleak but powerful drama.
After Sundance: Considine was honoured with the BAFTA for Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, but Williams was snubbed by the judges, causing much consternation on various social media platforms. In fairness, it really is an extraordinary performance.