Sundance Film Festival 2011

Showcase of the best from other festivals around the world with a sprinkling of world premieres.

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In A Better World In A Better World
In A Better World and Incendies
Attenberg (Country: Greece; Year: 2010; Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari; Writer: Athina Rachel Tsangari; Stars: Ariane Labed, Giorgos Lanthimos, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou)
Sexually frank coming of age tale.
US Premiere
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (Elite Squad 2, Tropa de Elite 2 - O Inimigo Agora É Outro) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2011; Director: José Padilha; Writer: Bráulio Mantovani, José Padilha, Rodrigo Pimentel; Stars: Seu Jorge, Wagner Moura, Tainá Müller, André Ramiro, Maria Ribeiro, Milhem Cortaz, Sandro Rocha, André Mattos, Rod Carvalho, Fabricio Boliveira, Pedro Van-Held, Irandhir Santos), Official Site
Conflict ensues as Brazilian politicians and police officers try to solve the problem of gang violence and corruption.
International Premiere
Incendies (Country: Canada; Year: 2010; Director: Denis Villeneuve; Writer: Denis Villeneuve with the collaboration of Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne, based on a stage play by Wajdi Mouawad; Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Rémy Girard, Abdelghafour Elaaziz, Allen Altman, Mohamed Majd, Nabil Sawalha, Baya Belal, Bader Alami, Karim Babin, Yousef Shweihat), Official Site
A mother's past sends her twin children on a Middle Eastern odyssey.
In A Better World (Hævnen) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2010; Director: Susanne Bier; Writer: Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen; Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, William Jøhnk Nielsen, Markus Rygaard, Wil Johnson, Eddie Kihani, Emily Mglaya, Gabriel Muli, June Waweru, Mary Hounu Moat, Synah Berchet, Elsebeth Steentoft, Satu Helena Mikkelinen, Camilla Gottlieb), Official Site
Two children form a bond that could spell trouble.
US Premiere
I Saw The Devil (Akmareul boattda) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2010; Director: Kim Ji-woon; Stars: Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik), Official Site, Trailer
After the daughter of a police chief is murdered by a serial killer, her fiance vows to hunt him down.
US Premiere
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and Submarine
Kaboom (Country: US, France; Year: 2010; Director: Gregg Araki; Writer: Gregg Araki; Stars: Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida. Nicole LaLiberte), Official Site
Sexual awakening and conspiracy in southern California.
US Premiere
Letters From The Big Man (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Christopher Munch; Writer: Christopher Munch; Stars: Lily Rabe, Jason Butler Harner, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Jim Cody Williams, Fiona Dourif, Don McManus, Jeri Arredondo, Skyler Brigmann, Gregory Bennett, Quinton Fay, Jim Leske, Martin William Harris, Karen Black)
An artist and government hydrologist surveying a remote part of southwestern Oregon befriends a sasquatch man and must take bold steps to protect his privacy, as well as her own.
World Premiere
Meek's Cutoff (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Kelly Reichardt; Writer: Jonathan Raymond; Stars: Paul Dano, Bruce Greenwood, Shirley Henderson, Neal Huff, Zoe Kazan, Tommy Nelson, Will Patton, Rod Rondeaux, Michelle Williams)
Drama tracks a wagon train on the 1840s Oregon Trail.
Old Cats (Gatos Viejos) (Country: Chile; Year: 2010; Director: Pedro Peirano, Sebastián Silva; Writer: Pedro Peirano, Pedro Pierno, Sebastián Silva; Stars: Bélgica Castro, Claudia Celedón, Catalina Saavedra, Alejandro Sieveking)
An old woman who realises that her mind is quickly deteriorating desperately tries to hide this condition from her daughter, who waits keenly for any sign of senility in order to take her apartment.
Submarine (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Richard Ayoade; Writer: Richard Ayoade, Joe Dunthorne; Stars: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor)
An imaginative 15-year-old is as interested in losing his virginity as he is in saving his parents’ marriage. Plus read our interview with Richard Ayoade.
US Premiere
Kaboom Kaboom
Kaboom and Meek's Cutoff
Uncle Kent (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Joe Swanberg; Writer: Joe Swanberg, Kent Osborne; Stars: Kent Osborne)
A pothead cartoonist in Los Angeles spends a weekend trying to sleep with his visiting house guest – a woman from New York, who he met on Chatroulette.
World Premiere
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