Sundance Film Festival 2016

The festival says: "Films from emerging filmmaking talents around the world offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles."

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Belgica Belgica
Belgica and Sand Storm
Belgica (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2016; Director: Felix van Groeningen; Writer: Arne Sierens, Felix van Groeningen; Stars: Stef Aerts, Tom Vermeir, Stefaan De Winter, Dominique Van Malder, Ben Benaouisse, Boris Van Severen, Sara De Bosschere, Charlotte Vandermeersch, Hélène De Vos, Jean-Michel Balthazar, Bo De Bosschere, Sam Louwyck, Anjana Dierckx, Hannes Reckelbus, Silvanous Saow)
Two brothers find their hedonistic bar business heading for trouble.
World premiere, Day One film
Between Sea And Land (Country: Colombia; Year: 2016; Director: Manolo Cruz, Carlos del Castillo; Writer: Manolo Cruz)
Alberto, who suffers from an illness that binds him into a body that doesn’t obey him, lives with his loving mum, who dedicates her life to him. His sickness impedes him from achieving his greatest dream of knowing the sea, despite one being located just across the street.
World premiere
Brahman Naman (Country: UK, India; Year: 2016; Director: Qaushiq Mukherjee; Writer: Naman Ramachandran; Stars: Shashank Arora, Denzil Smith, Tanmay Dhanania, Sid Mallya, Shataf Figar, Anula Navlekar, Subhojit Sen, Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy, Vaishwath Shankar, Chaitanya Varad)
A quiz team aim for glory, while targeting the loss of their virginity.
World premiere
A Good Wife (Country: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia; Year: 2016; Director: Mirjana Karanovic; Writer: Stevan Filipovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Darko Lungulov; Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Boris Isakovic, Hristina Popovic, Jasna Djuricic, Ksenija Marinkovic, Marko Nikolic, Bojan Navojec, Vlado Kerosevic)
A woman begins to question her life after she is diagnosed with cancer.
World premiere
Halal Love (And Sex) (Country: Lebanon, Germany, United Arab Emirates ; Year: 2016; Director: Assad Fouladkar; Writer: Assad Fouladkar; Stars: Darine Hamze, Rodrigue Sleiman, Zeinab Khadra, Hussein Mokadem, Mirna Moukarzel, Ali Sammoury)
Four tragic yet comic interconnected stories come together in this film, which follows devout Muslim men and women as they try to manage their love lives and desires without breaking any of their religion’s rules.
World premiere
The Lure The Lure
The Lure and A Good Wife
The Lure (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska; Writer: Robert Bolesto; Stars: Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska, Jakub Gierszal, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka, Zygmunt Malanowicz)
A pair of mermaid sisters run into trouble when one of them falls for a human.
World premiere
Male Joy, Female Love (Country: China; Year: 2016; Director: Yao Huang; Writer: Yao Huang; Stars: Nan Yu, Daizhen Ying, Xiaodong Guo, Yi Sun)
Portrays an unlimited cycle of love stories.
World premiere
Mammal (Country: Ireland, Netherlands, Luxembourg; Year: 2016; Director: Rebecca Daly; Writer: Rebecca Daly, Glenn Montgomery; Stars: Rachel Griffiths, Michael McElhatton, Barry Keoghan, Nika McGuigan, Johnny Ward, Joanne Crawford, Aoife King, Annabell Rickerby, Annette Tierney, Rachel O'Byrne)
After Margaret, a divorcée living in Dublin, loses her teenage son, she develops an unorthodox relationship with Joe, a homeless youth.
World premiere
Mi Amiga Del Parque (Country: Argentina, Uruguay; Year: 2015; Director: Ana Katz; Writer: Inés Bortagaray, Ana Katz; Stars: Julieta Zylberberg, Andrés Milicich, Mirella Pascual, Tomás Newkirk, Ana Katz, Manuela García Dudiuk, Elías Langsam, Daniel Hendler, Marina Belinco, Mariano Sayavedra, Marcos Montes, Bruno Gallo, Inés Saavedra, Malena Figo, Maricel Álvarez)
Running away from a bar without paying the bill is just the first adventure for Liz (mother to newborn Nicanor) and Rosa (supposed mother to newborn Clarisa). This budding friendship between nursing mothers starts with the promise of liberation but soon ends up being a dangerous business.
World premiere
Much Ado About Nothing (Country: Chile; Year: 2016; Director: Alejandro Fernández; Writer: Alejandro Fernández, Jerónimo Rodríguez; Stars: Agustín Silva, Alejandro Goic, Luis Gnecco, Paulina García, Daniel Alcaino, Augusto Schuster.)
An upper-class kid gets in trouble with the one percent.
World premiere
Mammal Mammal
Mammal and Brahman Naman
Pleasure. Love (Country: China; Year: 2015; Director: Yao Huang ; Writer: Yao Huang ; Stars: Nan Yu, Daizhen Ying, Xiaodong Guo, Yi Sun )
The two stories of a young man and a young woman experiencing passionate love for the first time.
Sand Storm (Country: Israel; Year: 2016; Director: Elite Zexer; Writer: Elite Zexer; Stars: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Hitham Omari, Jalal Masrwa, Khadija Al Akel)
A young woman struggles to cope with the expectations of tradition.
World premiere
Wild (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Nicolette Krebitz; Writer: Nicolette Krebitz; Stars: Lilith Stangenberg, Georg Friedrich, Silke Bodenbender, Saskia Rosendahl, Pit Bukowski, Tamer Yigit, Joy Maria Bay, Kotti Yun)
A woman begins to disconnect with civilisation after an encounter with a wolf.
World premiere

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