Sundance Film Festival 2013

Twelve films from emerging filmmaking talents offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles.

View other Sundance Film Festival Films by strand: NEXT <=>, Animated Short Films, Documentary Premieres, Documentary Short Films, From The Collection, International Narrative Short Films, New Frontier, New Frontier Short Films, Park City At Midnight, Premieres, Special Event Programme, Spotlight, Sundance London - Feature Film Programme, Sundance London - Short Films, Sundance London - Special Event Programme, Sundance London - UK Spotlight, U.S. Narrative Short Film, US Documentary Competition, US Dramatic Competition, World Cinema Documentary Competition

Soldate Jeannette Soldate Jeannette
Soldate Jeannette and Metro Manila
Circles (Country: Serbia, Germany, France, Croatia, Slovenia; Year: 2013; Director: Srdan Golubovic; Writer: Srdjan Koljevic, Melina Pota Koljevic; Stars: Aleksandar Bercek, Leon Lucev, Nebojsa Glogovac, Hristina Popovic, Nikola Rakocevic, Vuk Kostic)
Five people are affected by a tragic heroic act. Twenty years later, all of them will confront the past through their own crises. Will they overcome guilt, frustration and their urge for revenge? Will they do the right thing, at all costs?
World premiere
Crystal Fairy (Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012, Hangover In Chile) (Country: Chile; Year: 2013; Director: Sebastián Silva; Writer: Sebastián Silva; Stars: Michael Cera, Gabby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, Agustín Silva)
A callow American goes on a road trip to take mescaline.
World premiere. Day one film
The Future (Il Futuro) (Country: Chile, Germany, Italy, Spain ; Year: 2013; Director: Alicia Scherson; Writer: Alicia Scherson; Stars: Manuela Martelli, Rutger Hauer, Luigi Ciardo, Nicolas Vaporidis, Alessandro Giallocosta)
The elder of two siblings who have lost their parents, enters the mansion of a retired Mr Universe looking for a future.
World premiere
Houston (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Bastian Günther; Writer: Bastian Günther; Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Garret Dillahunt, Wolfram Koch, Jenny Schily, Jason Douglas, Jens Münchow)
Clemens Trunschka is a corporate headhunter and an alcoholic. Drinking increasingly isolates him from his life and leads him away from reality. While searching for a CEO candidate in Houston, his addiction submerges him into his own darkness.
World premiere
Jiseul (Country: South Korea; Year: 2013; Director: Muel O; Writer: Muel O; Stars: Min-chul Sung, Jung-won Yang, Young-soon Oh, Soon-dong Park, Suk-bum Moon, Kyung-sub Jang.)
In 1948, as the Korean government ordered the Communists’ eviction to Jeju Island, the military invaded a calm and peaceful village. Townsfolk took sanctuary in a cave and debated moving to a higher mountain.
International premiere
Crystal Fairy Crystal Fairy
Crystal Fairy and Jiseul
Lasting (Country: Poland, Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Jacek Borcuch; Writer: Jacek Borcuch; Stars: Jakub Gierszal, Magdalena Berus, Angela Molina)
An emotional love story about two Polish students who fall in love with each other while working summer jobs in Spain. An unexpected nightmare interrupts their carefree time in the heavenly landscape and throws their lives into chaos.
World premiere
Metro Manila (Country: UK, Philippines; Year: 2013; Director: Sean Ellis; Writer: Sean Ellis, Frank E Flowers; Stars: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega, Ana Abad-Santos, Erin Panlilio, Moises Magisa, Mailes Canapi)
The trials of a family who move to Manila in search of a better life.
World premiere
Shopping (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2013; Director: Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland; Writer: Louis Sutherland, Mark Albiston; Stars: Kevin Paulo, Julian Dennison, Jacek Koman, Alistair Browning)
New Zealand, 1981: Seduced by a charismatic career criminal, teenager Willie must choose where his loyalty lies – with a family of shoplifters or his own blood.
World premiere
Soldate Jeannette (Soldier Jane) (Country: Austria; Year: 2013; Director: Daniel Hoesl; Writer: Daniel Hoesl; Stars: Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Christina Reichsthaler, Josef Kleindienst, Aurelia Burckhardt, Julia Schranz, Ines Rössl, Gerald Matt)
The language of fashion reveals disconnection in an improvised examination of modern life.
World premiere
There Will Come A Day (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2013; Director: Giorgio Diritti; Writer: Giorgio Diritti, Fredo Valla, Tania Pedroni; Stars: Jasmine Trinca, Anne Alvaro, Pia Engleberth)
Painful issues push Augusta, a young Italian woman, to doubt the certainties on which she has built her existence. On a small boat in the immensity of the Amazon rainforest, she faces the adventure of searching for herself.
World premiere
Circles Circles
Circles and Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)
Wajma (An Afghan Love Story) (Country: Afghanistan; Year: 2013; Director: Barmak Akram; Writer: Barmak Akram; Stars: Wajma Bahar, Mustafa Abdulsatar, Haji Gul, Breshna Bahar)
A young man in Kabul seduces a girl. When she tells him she’s pregnant, he questions having taken her virginity. Then her father arrives, and a timeless, archaic violence erupts – possibly leading to a crime, and even a sacrifice.
World premiere
What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2013; Director: Mouly Surya; Writer: Mouly Surya; Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Ayushita Nugraha, Karina Salim, Anggun Priambodo, Lupita Jennifer)
The odds of love and deception among the blind, the deaf and the unlucky sighted people at a high school for the visually impaired.
World premiere
News

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

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Glasgow Youth Film Festival
Youth-run events celebrates its 11th year

Venice Film Festival
Italy's red carpet extravaganza

FrightFest

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Showcase specialising in films from eastern Europe

Outfest Los Angeles

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.