Sundance Film Festival 2018

View other Sundance Film Festival Films by strand: Documentary Premieres, Kids, Midnight, NEXT, Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance London: Features, Sundance London: Films That Made Me, Sundance London: Shorts, US Documentary Competition, US Dramatic Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Our New President Our New President
Our New President and Of Fathers And Sons
Anote's Ark (Year: 2018; Director: Matthieu Rytz)
How does a nation survive being swallowed by the sea? Kiribati, on a low-lying Pacific atoll, will disappear within decades due to rising sea levels, population growth, and climate change. This exploration of how to migrate an entire nation with dignity interweaves personal stories of survival and resilience.
World premiere. The New Climate
The Cleaners (Country: Germany, Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block; Stars: Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block, Georg Tschurtschenthaler)
When you post something on the web, can you be sure it stays there? Enter a hidden shadow industry of digital cleaning, where the Internet rids itself of what it doesn't like: violence, pornography and political content. Who is controlling what we see...and what we think?
World premiere
Genesis 2.0 (Country: US, Russia, South Korea, China, Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev; Writer: Christian Frei)
On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. When they discover a surprisingly well-preserved mammoth carcass, its resurrection will be the first manifestation of the next great technological revolution: genetics. It may well turn our world upside down.
World premiere
MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (Country: US, UK; Year: 2018; Director: Stephen Loveridge; Stars: M.I.A.)
Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.
World premiere
Of Fathers And Sons (Country: Germany, Syria, Lebanon; Year: 2017; Director: Talal Derki)
The director embeds himself with a radical Islamic family in Syria to ask what the future holds for their kids.
North American premiere
This is Home This is Home
This is Home and Shirkers
The Oslo Diaries (Country: Israel, Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan; Writer: Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan)
In 1992, Israeli-Palestinian relations reached an all-time low. In an attempt to stop the bloodshed, a group of Israelis and Palestinians met illegally in Oslo. These meetings were never officially sanctioned and held in complete secrecy. They changed the Middle East forever.
World premiere
Our New President (Country: US, Russia; Year: 2017; Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin; Writer: Maxim Pozdorovkin)
Collage film showing Russian propaganda surrounding the US presidential election of Donald Trump.
World premiere. Day One
A Polar Year (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Samuel Collardey; Writer: Samuel Collardey, Catherine Paillé; Stars: Anders Hvidegaard, Asser Boassen, Julius B. Nielsen, Tobias Ignatiussen, Thomasine Jonathansen, Gert Jonathansen)
Anders leaves his native Denmark for a teaching position in rural Greenland. As soon as he arrives, he finds himself at odds with tightly-knit locals. Only through a clumsy and playful trial of errors can Anders shake his Euro-centric assumptions and embrace their snow-covered way of life.
World premiere
Shirkers (Country: US, Singapore; Year: 2018; Director: Sandi Tan)
In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan shot Singapore's first indie road movie with her enigmatic American mentor Georges – who then vanished with all the footage. Twenty years later, the 16mm film is recovered, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges' vanishing footprints.
World premiere
This is Home (This Is Home: A Refugee Story) (Country: Syria, Jordan; Year: 2018; Director: Alexandra Shiva)
Documentary following Syrian refugees as they try to start new lives in the US.
World premiere
Genesis 2.0 Genesis 2.0
Genesis 2.0 and Westwood
Westwood (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Lorna Tucker; Stars: Vivienne Westwood)
Dame Vivienne Westwood: punk, icon, provocateur and one of the most influential originators in recent history. This is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of one of the true icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles – and her legacy.
World premiere
A Woman Captured (Country: Hungary; Year: 2017; Director: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter; Writer: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter)
A European woman has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years – one of over 45 million victims of modern-day slavery. Drawing courage from the filmmaker's presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person.
North American premiere

Portrait of a lady and a city Fabien Constant on Sarah Jessica Parker and the team behind Blue Night

Style and grace Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi on The Gospel According To André

On the road again Kent Jones on Tribeca award winner Diane

Putting island in doc Gabrielle Brady on the challenges of shooting Island Of The Hungry Ghosts

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:

Fantasia International Film Festival
The 22nd edition of the celebrated Montreal genre festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Eastern Europe's premiere film festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival
The world's oldest continually running film festival

Cannes Film Festival
The world's most famous film festival

Tribeca Film Festival
Young festival celebrating new voices in New York

In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.