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Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

Held each January in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival, founded by Robert Redford's company in 1978 as the Utah/US Film Festival, is the largest film festival in the USA. Long a launching pad for the best independent American filmmakers, the festival is also known for a strong selection of documentaries and a highly-curated World cinema section.

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Sundance Film Festival
  • Dennis

    When introverted bodybuilder Dennis invites a local girl out on a date his mother is hurt and disappointed. Despite the pressure she puts on him to cancel the date, Dennis ventures into a night that he will never forget.

    DIRECTED BY MADS MATTHIESEN
    DENMARK | 2007 | DANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Morning Breath

    As told through a modern poem running inside his head, a working-class Brooklyn cat with street credibility struggles to choose between gambling on love or staying true to his constricting but ultimately comfortable environment.

  • That Day

    That Day is a powerful portrayal of leaving one's old friends behind in pursuit of a better life.  Director Thomas uses subtitles under common street slang to underscore a young man's ascent into the professional world.  His cleverly shot short film evokes the universal theme of choosing between ...

  • Time Out

    In this dark comedy, which was originally performed live onstage, two hard-bitten kindergartners--played by adult actors--share a "time out" in a remote corner of the school playground. Together they enter a world of anxiety, despair, revenge and cooties.

  • Adam's Apples

    Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, before going on to play many of the world's top fests, and selected as Denmark's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film, this black comedy stars Mads Mikkelsen (Oscar-nominee THE HUNT) as Ivan, an insanely optimistic preacher who ...

  • An Afghan Love Story

    Sundance Film Festival screenwriting-award-winner and Grand Jury Prize nominee AN AFGHAN LOVE STORY was Afghanistan's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begins...

  • Corpo Celeste

    Having recently returned to her native Italy after living in Switzerland for 10 years, 13-year-old Marta is left to her own devices while her mother toils away at work. A stranger in her town, Marta's only source of socialization is the local church, where she takes classes to prepare for her con...

  • Edward II

    In this new restoration of the iconic New Queer Cinema classic, Derek Jarman offers a postmodern take on Christopher Marlowe’s Elizabethan drama. Pleasure-seeking King Edward II sets the stage for a palace revolt by taking as a lover the ambitious Piers Gaveston - who uses his favor in bed to wie...

  • Glassland

    John (Jack Reynor) lives with his mother, Jean (Toni Collette), in a social housing suburb and ekes out a meager living as a nocturnal taxi driver. John returns home one morning to find his mother unconscious from an alcohol overdose; however this was not the first time. Jean violently rejects Jo...

  • A Ninja Pays Half My Rent

    It's not easy living with a roommate. A ninja could either be the answer to your dreams, or the roommate from hell.

    DIRECTED BY STEVEN K. TSUCHIDA
    USA | 2003 | ENGLISH

  • Madeinusa

    Winner of the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize, Claudia Llosa’s debut feature follows Madeinusa, a shy teenage girl living in a remote indigenous village in the Peruvian Andes. It is the custom in her town that from Good Friday through Easter Sunday that “sin does not exist” and villagers engage in all...

  • Narcissister Organ Player

    Brooklyn-based artist and award-winning performer, Narcissister, is masked and merkin-ed clad in her directorial debut, NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER. Premiering at SXSW before going to the Sundance Film Festival, the film deconstructs her celebrated stage shows which combine dance, elaborate costume...

  • Prairie Love

    A Sundance Film Festival premiere. As a drifter travels across the North Dakota, he finds a man lying in the road. After defrosting, the man explains that he's on his way to meet his girlfriend for the first time. The drifter hatches a plan to steal his new companion's identity.

    DIRECTED BY D...

  • Teddy Bear

    Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder, would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a woman from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a trip to Pattaya, as it seems that lo...

  • The Forest for the Trees

    The debut feature by TONI ERDMANN director Maren Ade and Winner of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for World Cinema. Bursting with idealism, Melanie Pröschle, a young teacher from the countryside, starts her first job at a high school in the city. Desperate to fulfill her hope...

  • To Kill a Man

    Hardworking family man Jorge is just barely making ends meet. When he gets mugged by Kalule, a neighborhood delinquent, Jorge's son decides to confront Kalule, only to get himself shot in the process. Sentenced to a scant 2 years in prison for the offense, Kalule, released and now intent on reven...