Sundance Film Festival 2019

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Abe Abe
Abe and The Witch Hunters
Abe (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Fernando Grostein Andrade; Writer: Fernando Grostein Andrade, Lameece Issaq, Jacob Kader, Christopher Vogler; Stars: Dagmara Dominczyk, Mark Margolis, Noah Schnapp, Alexander Hodge, Tom Mardirosian, Seu Jorge, Arian Moayed, Debargo Sanyal, Teddy Coluca, Larry Gevirtz, Daniel Oreskes, Gero Camilo, Josh Elliott Pickel, Steve Routman, Assibey Blake)
The Israeli-Jewish side of his family calls him Avram. The Palestinian-Muslim side Ibrahim. His first-generation American agnostic lawyer parents call him Abraham. But the 12-year-old kid from Brooklyn who loves food and cooking, prefers, well, Abe.
World premiere
The Elephant Queen (Country: UK, Kenya; Year: 2018; Director: Mark Deeble, Victoria Stone; Writer: Mark Deeble)
Documentary about an elephant and her family.
US premiere
The Witch Hunters (Country: Serbia, Republic of Macedonia; Year: 2018; Director: Rasko Miljkovic; Writer: Milos Kreckovic, Marko Manojlovic, Jasminka Petrovic, Ivan Stancic; Stars: Mihajlo Milavic, Silma Mahmuti, Jelena Djokic, Bojan Zirovic, Dubravka Kovjanic, Jelena Jovanova, Olga Odanovic, Milutin Milosevic, Stela Cetkovic, Milena Predic, Mateja Popovic, Vaja Dujovic, Vladimir Mica Popovic, Mihajlo Milavic, Silma Mahmuti)
10-year-old Jovan is often escaping reality to immerse himself into a fantasy world. It all changes when he befriends his new classmate Milica and the adventure to hunt her 'witch' stepmother starts.
US premiere
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