Sundance Film Festival 2008

Continuing its commitment to short film, Sundance has expanded its short film section - so we've split our coverage. The 2008 selection of 42 films is up from 28 last year and split into dramatic, documentary, animation and a new experiemental/mixed media category. They represent 16 different countries.

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Madame Tutli-Putli Madame Tutli-Putli
Madame Tutli-Putli and Flighty
1977 (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Peque Varela; Writer: Peque Varela)
A small town, a growing knot and a girl searching for her identity.
Dog (Country: Iceland; Year: 2006; Director: Hermann Karlsson; Writer: Hermann Karlsson)
Remembering the death of a dog and the guilt of a boy that soon followed.
Flighty (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Leigh Hodgkinson; Writer: Leigh Hodgkinson)
Speed dating for butterflies.
For The Love Of God (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Joe Tucker; Writer: Joe Tucker, Raphael Warner; Stars: Steve Coogan, Julia Davis, Ian McKellen)
Graham lives with his overbearing mother in a Christian bookshop, trapped in the seedy outskirts of a decaying nowhere town. He and his mother both love God, but in very different ways.
I Have Seen The Future (Country: Canada; Year: 2007; Director: Cam Christiansen; Writer: Kris Demeanor)
A suburban boy competes in a tennis match with his father in the suburbs of Calgary when three young men approach and start to accost them.
Paradise Paradise
Paradise and Lapsus
I Met the Walrus (Country: Canada; Year: 2007; Director: Josh Raskin; Writer: Josh Raskin; Stars: Jerry Levitan, John Lennon)
In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. Using the original interview as the soundtrack, this narrative tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multi-pronged animation.
Lapsus (Country: Argentina; Year: 2007; Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella; Writer: Juan Pablo Zaramella; Stars: German Castro)
A curious nun ventures into the darker side of her animated world.
Madame Tutli-Putli (Country: Canada; Year: 2007; Director: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski; Writer: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski), Official Site
A woman boards a train with all her worldly goods.
Paradise (Country: France; Year: 2007; Director: Yi Zhou; Writer: Yi Zhou)
Based on Dante's The Divine Comedy, this lyrical look at an imaginary paradise is based on black-and-white nature, insects, and no human souls in the landscape.
The Pearce Sisters (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Luis Cook; Writer: Luis Cook, Mick Jackson; Stars: Voices of Len Gray, Dan Williamson)
An amusingly bleak-hearted tale of two weather-lashed old spinsters living on a remote and austere strip of coast, scraping out a miserable existence from the sea.
Yours Truly (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Osbert Parker; Writer: Osbert Parker)
Animation and live action collide in the story of Frank and Charlie, a dark romance of psychological tension that unfolds as the two men sacrifice their morals in search of what they love.

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