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Celebrating its 21st year. The Dramatic Grand Jury Prize went to Forty Shades Of Blue - "the story of Laura, a Russian woman living in Memphis with Alan, a legendary music producer twice her age...When Alan's estranged adult son comes for a visit a bond develops between them that destabilises her ordered world." - while Why We Fight - examining how the American arms industry has become an economic necessity - was named best documentary. In the World Cinema competitions, Shape Of The Moon - about three generations of a Christian family living in Muslim-dominated Indonesia - won the Documentary Award, while and drama about post-civil war Angola - The Hero - won the Dramatic plaudit.
View Films by Strand:
- American Documentary Competition
- American Dramatic Competition
- American Spectrum
- Park City At Midnight
- Special Screenings
- World Documentary Competition
- World Dramatic Competition
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Sundance Latest Reviews
Cockney drug dealer become enmeshed in gang war over stolen happy pills.
A redundant shipworker from Glasgow dreams of swimming the English Channel.
The silent love affair between a battered wife and a respectful intruder.
Story of Canadian Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire's UN role in Rwanda, tracing his return to the country 10 years after the genocide.
A recently bereaved screenwriter struggles to get his film produced without too many compromises, but personal compromises can be much more dangerous.
Deflecting the fury of a woman scorned with frequent showers, Bloody Marys and a little light humour.
A lonely man's search for happiness.
A clever girl in a Beverly Hills private school has no inhibitions about causing emotional havoc.
True story of poacher hunters in the mountains of Tibet.
Sundance Film Festival Features
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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