King Of Ping Pong won the World Cinema Dramatic Award King Of Ping Pong won the World Cinema Dramatic Award

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Sundance Latest Reviews

An emotionally frayed family find their lives torn apart in a small Mississippi Delta town.
I Always Wanted To Be A Gangster
I Always Wanted To Be A Gangster
Existential comedy told in four vignettes linked by a roadside cafe.
Momma's Man
Momma's Man
A man in mid-life crisis retreats to his parents' loft.
Frozen River
Frozen River
Two women enter an uneasy partnership to smuggle illegal immigrants from Canada to the US.
Trouble The Water
Trouble The Water
Personal story of a rap artist and her husband who lived through Hurricane Katrina.
Sunshine Cleaning
Sunshine Cleaning
Two sisters try to forge a career in crime scene clean-up.
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
A documentary tribute to the legendary creator of gonzo journalism.
Good Dick
Good Dick
Offbeat romance between a damaged young woman and with Marianna Palka and Jason Ritter.
A sex-addicted med school dropout pays his mum's hopital bills by running a restaurant scam... but with her memory fading fast, will he ever find out the truth about his dad?
The Betrayal
The Betrayal
The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the US during the Vietnam War.
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Sundance Film Festival Features

Twisting time
Director Nacho Vigalondo talks exclusively about his mind-bending feature debut Timecrimes... and the upcoming Hollywood remake.
All fired up
Director Sharon Maguire on the impact of terrorism in the modern world - envisioned in her latest film Incendiary.
Giving British films some Punch
Donkey Punch director Olly Blackburn and cast Jaime Winstone, Sian Breckin and Nichola Burley talk about the film.
No laughing matter
Producer Chris Coen talks about remaking Funny Games.
Plight of the living dead
As Diary Of The Dead is released on DVD read our exclusive interview with George A Romero about zombies, the perils of the internet and a Sound Of Music remake.
Sundance 2008: Awards ceremony
British films triumph in short and documentary sections, plus all the other winners and a brief word with Quentin Tarantino.
Sundance 2008: Day Eight
Hamlet 2 is hilarious, Triage hard-hitting and Ballast a let down, plus a chat with Marianna Palka.
Sundance 2008: Day Seven
A kick out of Donkey Punch, excellent doc Man On Wire... plus gay porn zombies.
Sundance 2008: Day Six
Funny Games no laughing matter, Brian Cox is The Escapist and more Good Dick.
Sundance 2008: Day Five
The terrific Towelhead, Spurlock's search for Bin Laden, filmmakers' panel on black filmmaking and more.
Sundance 2008: Day Four
Sean Ellis on The Broken, plus films including Red, Incendiary, Mancora and Phoebe In Wonderland
Sundance 2008: Day Three
An Incendiary chat with Sharon Maguire, why Good Dick is great and a break down of The Broken.
Sundance 2008: Day Two
Keaton's Merry Gentleman, a Brit of Frost & chat with Romero.
Sundance 2008: Day One
Frustration, a flurry of films and George A Romero introduces Diary Of The Dead.
Sundance Film Festival 2008
Buckle up folks, here we go - looking forward to a week of films and savouring the stress.

Sundance Film Festival News

Claymation film to open Sundance
Mary And Max to get world premiere at festival.
Sundance/NHK finalists announced
Twelve projects from four regions vie for cash.
Documentary grants
Sundance Institute announces 16 projects to benefit, plus details of new cash to aid distribution.
Shorts in the snow
Sundance announces expanded short film line up.
Sundance line-up
Competition, Premieres, New Frontier, Park City At Midnight and Spectrum films announced
Dosh for docs 2
Sundance Institute announces documentary grants.
McDonagh's In Bruges to open Sundance
London-born playwright's feature-length debut will kick-off Indie film fest.
Sundance announces latest documentary grants
Record number of 25 features will receive support.

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Overlook Film Festival

New Directors/New Films
New York's celebration of new voices

Glasgow Short Film Festival

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Showcase of films with a humanitarian focus

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