Sundance Film Festival 2017

The shorts at Sundance London will screen across two programmes: Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour and UK shorts. The programme each film falls into is shown in itallics.

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Pussy and Dawn Of The Deaf
5 Films About Technology (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Peter Huang; Writer: Peter Huang; Stars: Chloe Rose, Aislinn Paul, Supinder Wraich, Jonathan Keltz, Kate Drummond, Michelle Mylett, Spencer Macpherson, Brendan Halloran, Marilla Wex, Paul Beer, Lindsay Christopher)
A look at the dumber side of technology.
Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
And the Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow’s Eye (Country: Chile; Year: 2016; Director: Francisca Alegria; Writer: Francisca Alegria; Stars: Catalina Saavedra, Luis Dubó, Gregory Cohen, Shenda Román)
Emeteria is visited by the ghost of her patrón, Teodoro. She believes he has come to take her to the afterlife — but he has more devastating news.
Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
Come Swim (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Kristen Stewart; Writer: Kristen Stewart; Stars: Josh Kaye, Sydney Lopez)
A diptych of one man's day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.
Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
Dawn Of The Deaf (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Rob Savage; Writer: Rob Savage, Jed Shepherd; Stars: Caroline Ward, Stephen Collins)
When a sonic pulse turns the hearing population into zombies, what effect will it have on the lives of the deaf people who survive?
UK Shorts
Dear Mr Shakespeare (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Shola Amoo; Writer: Phoebe Boswell; Stars: Ashley Thomas, Phoebe Boswell, Elisa Lasowski)
An exploration of Shakespeare’s intentions when writing Othello explores the play’s racial themes in historical and contemporary settings, and draws wider parallels between immigration and blackness in the UK today.
UK Shorts
Fish Story (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Charlie Lyne; Writer: Charlie Lyne; Stars: Caspar Salmon)
Behind a fishy tale lies this search for the truth.
UK Shorts
In The Hills (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Hamid Ahmadi; Writer: Hamid Ahmadi; Stars: Charlie Coletta, Shahram Navard, Tim Jennings, Claire Rammelkamp, Euan Cooper, Carrie-Jean Mason, Timothy James)
Shahram is a young immigrant who lives in the idyllic countryside of the Cotswolds in England. To integrate into the new society, he chooses a rather radical approach.
UK Shorts
Lucia, Before And After (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Anu Valia; Writer: Anu Valia; Stars: Gloria Laino, Doran Butler, Zach Saunders, Derrick Butler, Jennifer Robyn Jacobs, Jonathan Corleto, David Alan Graf, Courtney Amis, Lori Jean Wilson, Sarah Goldberg, Anika C. McFall, Amber Romero, Victor Samuel Lopez, Nathlye Abraham, George Capacete)
After traveling hundreds of miles, a woman must wait another twenty-four hours before she can get an abortion.
Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
Mother (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Leo Leigh)
In the aftermath of his mother's death, Edwin reaches out to his extended family for support.
UK Shorts
Night Shift (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Marshall Tyler; Writer: Marshall Tyler; Stars: Tunde Adebimpe, China Shavers, Luis Daniel Acosta, Randy Jay Burrell, Alexia Rae Castillo, Red Grant, Cairos Heinen, Paul James Jordan, Robert Lewis, Newton Mayenge, William Ngo, Anton Petrov, Calvin Picou, Cisco Reyes, Michael Uzowuru)
A glimpse into a day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.
Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
Pussy (Cipka) (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Renata Gasiorowska; Writer: Renata Gasiorowska)
Alone at home one evening, a woman decides to have a solo pleasure session — but not everything goes according to plan.
Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
Robot & Scarecrow (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Kibwe Tavares; Stars: Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Daniel Kaluuya)
A fairy tale set against the backdrop of a heady summer music festival, where a robot and a scarecrow meet and fall in love.
UK Shorts
Ten Meter Tower (Hopptornet ) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2016; Director: Maximilien Van Aertryck, Axel Danielson)
A 10m diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of having to climb down.
Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
Tough (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Jennifer Zheng)
New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.
UK Shorts
White Riot: London (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Rubika Shah; Writer: Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah; Stars: Suli Breaks, Nadine Shah, Nezyah)
1977, immigration divides Britain. What happens when a punk fanzine challenges the status quo?
UK Shorts

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

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