Sundance Film Festival 2018

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Butterflies Butterflies
Butterflies and Pity
And Breathe Normally (Country: Iceland, Sweden, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Ísold Uggadóttir; Stars: Kristín Thóra Haraldsdóttir, Babetida Sadjo, Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson)
At the edge of Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula, two women’s lives will intersect – for a brief moment – while trapped in circumstances unforeseen. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategise to get their lives back on track.
World premiere
Butterflies (Kelebekler) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2018; Director: Tolga Karaçelik; Writer: Tolga Karaçelik; Stars: Ezgi Mola, Serkan Keskin, Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Ercan Kesal, Tolga Tekin, Hakan Karsak, Tugce Altug)
Three estranged siblings travel back to their home village after a call from their father.
World premiere
Dead Pigs (Country: US, China; Year: 2018; Director: Cathy Yan; Writer: Cathy Yan; Stars: Zazie Beetz, Vivian Wu, Mason Lee, David Rysdahl, Meng Li, Haoyu Yang)
A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly-modernising Shanghai, China.
World premiere
The Guilty (Country: Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Gustav Möller; Writer: Emil Nygaard Albertsen, Gustav Möller; Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen, Jakob Ulrik Lohmann, Katinka Evers-Jahnsen, Jeanette Lindbæk, Simon Bennebjerg, Laura Bro, Morten Suurballe, Guuled Abdi Youssef, Caroline Løppke, Peter Christoffersen, Nicolai Wendelboe, Morten Thunbo)
Alarm dispatcher Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman; after a sudden disconnection, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to solve a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.
World premiere
Holiday (Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden ; Year: 2018; Director: Isabella Eklöf; Writer: Isabella Eklöf, Johanne Algren; Stars: Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lai Yde, Thijs Römer)
A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.
World premiere
Loveling Loveling
Loveling and Time Share
Loveling (Benzinho) (Country: Brazil, Uruguay, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Gustavo Pizzi; Writer: Gustavo Pizzi, Karine Teles; Stars: Karine Teles, Otávio Müller, Adriana Esteves, Konstantinos Sarris, César Troncoso, Mateus Solano, Camilo Pellegrini, Ariclenes Barroso, Pablo Riera, Lucas Gouvêa)
Snapshot of a Brazilian family as their son prepares to leave for Germany.
World premiere. Day One
Pity (Country: Greece, Poland; Year: 2018; Director: Babis Makridis; Writer: Efthymis Filippou, Babis Makridis; Stars: Yannis Drakopoulos, Evi Saoulidou, Nota Tserniafski, Makis Papadimitriou, Georgina Chryskioti, Evdoxia Androulidaki)
The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such need for pity, that he’s willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.
World premiere
The Queen Of Fear (Country: Argentina, Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Valeria Bertuccelli, Fabiana Tiscornia; Writer: Valeria Bertuccelli; Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Diego Velázquez, Gabriel Eduardo "Puma" Goity, Darío Grandinetti)
Only one month left until the premiere of The Golden Time, the long-awaited solo show by acclaimed actress Robertina. Far from focused on the preparations for this new production, Robertina lives in a state of continuous anxiety that turns her privileged life into an absurd and tumultuous landscape.
World premiere
Rust (Country: Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: Aly Muritiba; Writer: Aly Muritiba, Jessica Candal; Stars: Giovanni De Lorenzi, Tifanny Dopke, Enrique Diaz, Clarissa Kiste, Duda Azevedo, Pedro Inoue)
Tati and Renet were already trading pics, videos and music by their cellphones and on the last school trip they started making eye contact. However, what could be the beginning of a love story becomes an end.
World premiere
Time Share (Tiempo Compartido) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2018; Director: Sebastian Hofmann; Writer: Julio Chavezmontes, Sebastian Hofmann; Stars: RJ Mitte, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Miguel Rodarte, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Andrés Almeida, Montserrat Marañon, Pablo Guisa Koestinger)
Two haunted family men join forces in a destructive crusade to rescue their families from a tropical paradise, after becoming convinced that an American timeshare conglomerate has a sinister plan to take their loved ones away.
World premiere
Dead Pigs Dead Pigs
Dead Pigs and Rust
Un Traductor (A Translator) (Country: Canada, Cuba; Year: 2018; Director: Rodrigo Barriuso, Sebastián Barriuso; Writer: Lindsay Gossling; Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Maricel Álvarez, Yoandra Suárez, Milda Gecaite, Genadijs Dolganovs, Nataliya Rodina, Eslinda Núñez, Nikita Semenov, Osvaldo Doimeadiós, Jorge Carlos Perez Herrera)
A Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana is ordered to work as a translator for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they are sent to Cuba for medical treatment.
World premiere
Yardie (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Idris Elba; Writer: Brock Norman Brock, Martin Stellman, based on the novel by Victor Headley; Stars: Aml Ameen, Mark Rhino Smith, Akin Gazi, Deepak Anand, Naomi Ackie, Fran Targ, Tolu Ogunmefun, Eddie Bammeke, Philips Nortey, Zoe Tounta, Shantol Jackson, Tyrone Jeffers, Alistair Cope, Lana Ish-Muhametova, Baser Ince)
Jamaica, 1973. When a young boy witnesses his brother’s assassination, a powerful Don gives him a home. Ten years later he is sent on a mission to London. He reunites with his girlfriend and their daughter, but then the past catches up with them.
World premiere

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