Sundance Film Festival 2009

This year's international shorts include 41 films from 18 countries. They are split into dramatic, documentary and animation.

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Skhizein Skhizein
Skhizein and Keith Reynolds Can't Make It Tonight
Cattle Call (Country: Canada; Year: 2008; Director: Matthew Rankin, Mike Maryniuk; Writer: Matthew Rankin, Mike Maryniuk)
A high-speed animation film documenting the art of livestock auctioneering.
A Film from My Parish: 6 Farms (Country: Ireland; Year: 2007; Director: Tony Donoghue; Writer: Tony Donoghue; Stars: Mary Quirke)
An animated film shot on location in North Tipperary. It consists of six stories by six farmers from one parish.
hear, earth, heart (Country: France; Year: 2008; Director: Yi Zhou), Official Site
A white box unfolds to reveal a surreal and shifting landscape of fragmented clouds, suns, mountains, stardust, darkness, and flames that eventually freeze in time and space.
John And Karen (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Matthew Walker; Writer: Matthew Walker; Stars: James Bachman, Emma Cunniffe), Official Site
An animated animal couple try to resolve their problems. (N)
Keith Reynolds Can't Make It Tonight (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Felix Masse; Writer: Felix Masse; Stars: Scott Johnson)
A businessman reaches the end of his tether.
This Way Up This Way Up
This Way Up and Mister Cok
Lies (Country: Sweden; Year: 2008; Director: Jonas Odell), Official Site
Three perfectly true stories about lying. In three episodes based on documentary interviews we meet the burglar who, when found out, claims to be a moonlighting accountant, the boy who finds himself lying and confessing to a crime he didn't commit and the woman whose whole life has been a chain of lies.
Mister Cok (Country: France; Year: 2008; Director: Franck Dion), Official Site
Mister Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. Looking for efficiency and profit, he decides to replace his workers by sophisticated robots; however one of the workers does not accept being discarded so easily.
Out Of Control (Country: Mexico; Year: 2008; Director: Sofia Carrillo)
Remote and alone, various personalities share feelings of solitude in the interior of a labyrinthine house.
Skhizein (Country: France; Year: 2008; Director: Jérémy Clapin; Writer: Jérémy Clapin, Stéphane Piera; Stars: Julien Boisselier, Theo Grimmisein), Official Site
An ordinary man tries to cope with life after an unexpected occurance leaves him 91cm to the side of himself.
This Way Up (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Adam Foulkes, Alan Smith), Official Site
Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.
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