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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
  • Pity

    After his wife miraculously emerges from a long coma, a middle-aged lawyer becomes distressed when all the sadness and sorrow surrounding him vanishes. To feed his strange addiction, he concocts increasingly elaborate ways to try to regain the pity that he so desperately craves.

    The award-winnin...

  • Dead Pigs

    The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl, and an American expat pursuing the Chinese Dream converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs are found floating down the Huangpu River, towards a modernizing Shanghai ...

  • Burger

    Late night in a burger bar! Gay and straight, male and female, couples, singles and friends are observed by Norwegian filmmaker Magnus Mork in this short drama filmed on location in a Cardiff burger bar.

    DIRECTED BY MAGNUS MORK
    UNITED KINGDOM, NORWAY | 2013 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Jonathan's Chest

    Alex is awoken one night when a stranger enters his room through an open window. He claims to be Alex's brother, Jonathan, who disappeared mysteriously years earlier. As Jonathan reveals the disturbing nature of his
    disappearance and the reason for his visit, Alex is faced with an unimaginable ch...

  • Me + Her

    In a far far away world, tucked away in a small fold of land, behind an enormous willow tree exists the tiny tiny city of Cardboard. Normally a bright and happy place, Cardboard City remains dark over the passing of one of its finest residents, Jane Cardboard. The day her cardboard remains were l...

  • Advocate

    Since the early 1970s, attorney Lea Tsemel has made a career out of defending Palestinians in Israeli courts: feminists and fundamentalists, non-violent demonstrators and armed militants. As far as most Israelis are concerned, she defends the indefensible. As far as Palestinians are concerned, sh...

  • Un Traductor

    Based on a true story. In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Malin (Rodrigo Santoro), a Russian literature professor at the University of Havana, is sent to translate for the Soviet children who have been brought to Cuba for medical treatment. While adapting to this emotionally demanding...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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 J...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Love Comes Lately

    Though approaching his eighties, Max Kohn (Otto Tausig) no signs of slowing down. He pursues his love life – both real and imagined – with youthful vigor, thereby risking his relationship to Reisel, the woman he loves but neglects. Based on the short stories “The Briefcase,” “Alone” and “Old Love...