Sundance Film Festival 2016

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Frank & Lola Frank & Lola
Frank & Lola and Mr. Pig
Ali And Nino (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Asif Kapadia; Writer: Christopher Hampton, Kurban Said; Stars: Adam Bakri, María Valverde, Mandy Patinkin, Connie Nielsen, Homayoun Ershadi, Halit Ergenç, Fakhraddin Manafov, Nigar Gulahmadova, Parviz Gurbanov, Numan Acar, Daniz Tacaddin, Khumar Salimova, Mekhriban Zeki, Parviz Mammadrzayev, Jovdat Shukurov)
Muslim prince Ali and Georgian aristocrat Nino have grown up in the Russian province of Azerbaijan. Their tragic love story sees the outbreak of the First World War and the world’s struggle for Baku’s oil. Ultimately they must choose to fight for their country's independence or for each other.
World premiere
Captain Fantastic (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Matt Ross; Writer: Matt Ross; Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Erin Moriarty, Missi Pyle, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Ann Dowd, Annalise Basso, Frank Langella, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Shree Crooks, Nicholas Hamilton, Richard Beal, Alan Humphrey, Ralph Smith), Trailer
A dad who has raised his kids in the forest is forced to take them on a road trip.
World premiere
Certain Women (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Kelly Reichardt; Writer: Kelly Reichardt, based on stories by Maile Meloy; Stars: Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Rosanna Arquette, Laura Dern, Jared Harris, James Le Gros, Rene Auberjonois, John Getz, Ashlie Atkinson, James Jordan, Matt McTighe, Sara Rodier, Edelen McWilliams, Lily Gladstone, Gabriel Clark)
Triptych of stories about women in small-town America.
World premiere
Complete Unknown (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Joshua Marston; Writer: Joshua Marston, Julian Sheppard; Stars: Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates, Omar Metwally, Danny Glover, Chris Lowell, Michael Chernus, Erin Darke, Azita Ghanizada, Condola Rashad, Zach Appelman, Frank De Julio, Nancy Cejari, Tessa Albertson, Kelly AuCoin)
An enigmatic woman walks back into the life of a man she knew before.
World premiere
Frank & Lola (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Matthew M Ross; Writer: Matthew M Ross; Stars: Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots, Justin Long, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Nyqvist, Emmanuelle Devos, Stella Schnabel, Christine Vienna, Alex Lombard, Elliott Lester, Vladimir Consigny, Nicholas George, Joey Bell, Lenna Karacostas, David Atrakchi)
A chef finds himself becoming obsessed by jealousy after a tearful admission from his latest love.
World premiere
Little Men Little Men
Little Men and Love & Friendship
The Fundamentals Of Caring (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Rob Burnett; Writer: Rob Burnett, Jonathan Evison; Stars: Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Craig Roberts, Megan Ferguson, Patti Schellhaas, Blake Sewell, Walter Hendrix III, Ashley White, Kristi Von, Robert Walker Branchaud, Julia Denton, Alan Boell, James Donadio, Samantha Huskey)
A care-giver finds his perspective on life begin to shift.
World premiere. Closing night film.
The Hollars (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: John Krasinski; Writer: James C Strouse; Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick, John Krasinski, Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Randall Park, Richard Jenkins, Josh Groban, Margo Martindale, Mary Kay Place, Ashley Dyke, Tonea Stewart, Yvonne Angulo, Nancy Nave, Didi Costine)
Aspiring New York City artist John Hollar returns to his Middle America hometown on the eve of his mother's brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months' pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind.
World premiere
Hunt For The Wilderpeople (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2016; Director: Taika Waititi; Writer: Taika Waititi, based on the novel by Barry Crump; Stars: Julian Dennison, Rachel House, Rima Te Wiata, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby, Cohen Holloway, Mike Minogue, Stan Walker, Sam Neill)
A kid and his foster uncle run off into the New Zealand bush.
World premiere
Indignation (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: James Schamus; Writer: Philip Roth, James Schamus, based on the novel by Philip Roth; Stars: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Ben Rosenfield, Linda Emond, Tracy Letts, Noah Robbins, Melanie Blake Roth, Betsy Hogg, Doris McCarthy, Joanne Baron, Danny Burstein, Pico Alexander, Philip Ettinger, Andrew S. Thompson, Susan Varon)
It’s 1951, and among the new arrivals at Winesburg College in Ohio are the son of a kosher butcher from New Jersey and the beautiful, brilliant daughter of a prominent alum. For a brief moment, their lives converge in this emotionally soaring film based on the novel by Philip Roth.
World premiere
The Innocents (Les Innocentes, Agnus Dei) (Country: France, Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Anne Fontaine; Writer: Pascal Bonitzer, Anne Fontaine, Sabrina B. Karine, Alice Vial; Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne, Joanna Kulig, Anna Próchniak, Dorota Kuduk, Eliza Rycembel, Katarzyna Dabrowska, Klara Bielawka, Helena Sujecka)
A young doctor becomes the soul hope for traumatised nuns.
World premiere
The Innocents The Innocents
The Innocents and Manchester By The Sea
Little Men (Country: US, Greece; Year: 2016; Director: Ira Sachs; Writer: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias; Stars: Greg Kinnear, Paulina García, Jennifer Ehle, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Talia Balsam, David Krumholtz, Alfred Molina, Clare Foley, Andy Karl, Yolonda Ross, Stella Schnabel, Arthur J. Nascarella, Elia Monte-Brown, Johnny Serret)
Caught up in a family feud over rent, two boys respond with a vow of silence.
World premiere
Love & Friendship (Lady Susan, Love And Friendship) (Country: US, Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Whit Stillman; Writer: Whit Stillman, from the novella by Jane Austen; Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry, Emma Greenwell, James Fleet, Jemma Redgrave, Jenn Murray, Lochlann O'Mearáin, Morfydd Clark, Tom Bennett, Justin Edwards, Kelly Campbell, Conor MacNeill, Ross Mac Mahon)
A widowed woman tries to manipulate her daughter into marriage.
World premiere
Manchester By The Sea (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Kenneth Lonergan; Writer: Kenneth Lonergan; Stars: Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Casey Affleck, Gretchen Mol, Kara Hayward, Tate Donovan, Heather Burns, Erica McDermott, Lucas Hedges, Susan Pourfar, Chaunty Spillane, Stephanie Ann Saunders, Missy Yager, Ruibo Qian, Danae Nason)
A man returns to his hometown following the death of his brother.
World premiere
Mr. Pig (Country: Mexico; Year: 2016; Director: Diego Luna; Writer: Diego Luna, Augusto Mendoza; Stars: Maya Rudolph, Danny Glover, Joel Murray, Naian González Norvind)
An ageing farmer and his estranged daughter are brought together by a road trip.
World premiere
The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Rob Burnett; Writer: Rob Burnett, Jonathan Evison; Stars: Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Craig Roberts, Megan Ferguson, Patti Schellhaas, Blake Sewell, Walter Hendrix III, Ashley White, Kristi Von, Julia Denton, Robert Walker Branchaud, Alan Boell, James Donadio, Tarik Chernet)
Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralysed emotionally, one paralysed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road, finding hope, friendship, and Dot in this funny and touching inspirational tale.
World premiere. Closing Night film
Complete Unknown Complete Unknown
Complete Unknown and Certain Women
Sing Street (Country: Ireland, US, UK; Year: 2015; Director: John Carney; Writer: John Carney; Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Ben Carolan, Mark McKenna, Don Wycherley, Percy Chamburuka), Trailer
A boy in mid-80s Ireland tries to win the heart of the girl of his dreams by starting a band.
World premiere
Sophie And The Rising Sun (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Maggie Greenwald; Writer: Maggie Greenwald, Augusta Trobaugh; Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Takashi Yamaguchi, Margo Martindale, Diane Ladd, Lorraine Toussaint, Karen Wheeling Reynolds, Mickey Dodge, Don Henderson Baker, Joel Murray, David Dickson Reynolds, Kenneth Charles Graham, Sabrina Mayfield, Jan Hartsell, Cali Ward, Meredith Jackson)
In a small Southern town in the autumn of 1941, Sophie's lonely life is transformed when an Asian man arrives under mysterious circumstances. Their love affair becomes the lightning rod for long-buried conflicts that erupt in bigotry and violence with the outbreak of the Second World War.
World premiere. Salt Lake City gala
Wiener-Dog (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Todd Solondz; Writer: Todd Solondz; Stars: Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Burstyn, Zosia Mamet, Julie Delpy, Tracy Letts, Michael James Shaw, Kett Turton, Devin Druid, Samrat Chakrabarti, Jen Ponton, Trey Gerrald, Bridget Brown, Scott Martin)
Portmanteau film about the owners of a dachshund.
World premiere

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