Sundance Film Festival 2020

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Amulet Amulet
Amulet and Bad Hair
Amulet (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Romola Garai; Writer: Romola Garai; Stars: Alec Secareanu, Carla Juri, Imelda Staunton, Paul O'Kelly, Tom Bennett, Louis Jay Jordan, Perry Jaques, Yonah Odoom, Anah Ruddin, Amanda Quach, Anah Ruddin, William E Lester)
A homeless ex-soldier gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to help a young woman and her dying mother.
World premiere
Bad Hair (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Justin Simien; Writer: Justin Simien; Stars: Vanessa Williams, Michelle Hurd, Laverne Cox, Corinne Massiah, Judith Scott, Moses Storm, Robin Thede, Steve Zissis, Ashley Blaine Featherson, MC Lyte, Yaani King Mondschein, Madeleine Byrne, Natasha Kojic, Nataliz Jimenez, Kara C. Roberts)
In this horror satire set in 1989, an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realises that her new hair may have a mind of its own.
World premiere. Day One film
His House (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Remi Weekes; Writer: Felicity Evans, Toby Venables, Remi Weekes; Stars: Matt Smith, Javier Botet, Wunmi Mosaku, Cornell John, Emily Taaffe, Vivien Bridson, Sope Dirisu, Andy Gathergood, Robert Ryan, Ty Hurley, Swaylee Loughnane, Kevin Layne, Rene Costa, Gamba Cole, Matt Townsend)
A young refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.
World premiere
Impetigore (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2019; Director: Joko Anwar; Writer: Joko Anwar; Stars: Tara Basro, Ario Bayu, Marissa Anita, Christine Hakim, Asmara Abigail, Kiki Narendra, Zidni Hakim, Faradina Mufti, Abdurrahman Arif, Mian Tiara, T. Rifnu Wikana, Aghniny Haque, Muhammad Abe Baasyin, Ahmad Ramadhan, Eka Nusa Pertiwi)
An out-of-luck woman decides to go back to her secluded home village in hopes of inheritance. Little does she know, the villagers have been waiting for her because she's got what they needed to lift off a plaguing curse.
International premiere
The Night House (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: David Bruckner; Writer: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski; Stars: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Stacy Martin, Evan Jonigkeit, Allie McCulloch, Samantha Buck, Patrick Klein, Michael Flores, James W. Meagher, Amy Zubieta, Andy Rich, Laura Austin, Dannielle Rose, Crystal Swann)
A widow begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.
World premiere
Run Sweetheart Run Run Sweetheart Run
Run Sweetheart Run and Impetigore
The Nowhere Inn (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Bill Benz; Writer: Carrie Brownstein, St Vincent; Stars: St Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Ezra Buzzington, Toko Yasuda, Chris Aquilino, Drew Connick, Tema Louise Sall, Erica Acevedo, Sean Liang, Sarah Tither-Kaplan, LaNora Terraé Hayden, Kash Abdulmalik, Michael Bofshever, Rya Kihlstedt, Guy Nardulli)
When St Vincent sets out to make a documentary about her music, the goal is to both reveal and revel in the unadorned truth behind her on-stage persona. But when she hires a close friend to direct, notions of reality, identity, and authenticity grow increasingly distorted and bizarre.
World premiere
Relic (Country: Australia, US; Year: 2020; Director: Natalie Erika James; Writer: Natalie Erika James, Christian White; Stars: Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote, Robyn Nevin, Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote, Robyn Nevin)
When Edna, the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family, goes missing, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.
World premiere
Run Sweetheart Run (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Shana Feste; Writer: Shana Feste; Stars: Ella Balinska, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Clark Gregg, Pilou Asbæk, Betsy Brandt, Jess Gabor, Aml Ameen, Brandon Molale, Brandon Keener, Briana Lane, Lamar Johnson, Olivia May, Dayo Okeniyi, Peggy Lu, Marco Khan)
A blind date turns violent and the woman has to get home through Los Angeles, with her date in pursuit.
World premiere
Scare Me (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Josh Ruben; Writer: Josh Ruben; Stars: Aya Cash, Chris Redd, Josh Ruben, Rebecca Drysdale, Aya Cash, Chris Redd, Josh Ruben, Rebecca Drysdale)
During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories. The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of a Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear: Fanny is the better storyteller.
World premiere

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