Sundance Film Festival 2021

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Misha And The Wolves Misha And The Wolves
Misha And The Wolves and Zola
The Blazing World (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Carlson Young; Writer: Pierce Brown, Carlson Young; Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Vinessa Shaw, Carlson Young, Udo Kier, John Karna, Soko, Liz Mikel, Sophia Bernard, Ace Anderson, Lillie Fink, Josie Fink, Breckyn Hager, Robert H. Lambert, Laurel Day, Bailey Lewis)
Decades after the accidental drowning of her twin sister, a self-destructive young woman returns to her family home, finding herself drawn to an alternate dimension where her sister may still be alive.
Censor (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Prano Bailey-Bond; Writer: Prano Bailey-Bond, Anthony Fletcher; Stars: Niamh Algar, Clare Holman, Michael Smiley, Adrian Schiller, Felicity Montagu, Beau Gadsdon, Nicholas Burns, Sophia La Porta, Vincent Franklin, Guillaume Delaunay, Max Bennett, Andrew Havill, Tina Louise Owens, Sean Buchanan, Erin Shanagher)
When film censor Enid discovers an eerie horror that speaks directly to her sister's mysterious disappearance, she resolves to unravel the puzzle behind the film and its enigmatic director – a quest blurring the lines between fiction and reality in terrifying ways.
Cryptozoo (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Dash Shaw; Writer: Dash Shaw; Stars: Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Angeliki Papoulia, Zoe Kazan, Peter Stormare, Grace Zabriskie)
As cryptozookeepers struggle to capture a Baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) they begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a cryptozoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown.
First Date (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp; Writer: Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp; Stars: Tyson Brown, Shelby Duclos, Jesse Janzen, Nicole Berry, Samuel Ademola, Ryan Quinn Adams, Angela Barber, Josh Fesler, Dave Reimer, Leah Finity, Jake Howard, Todd Goble, Samantha Laurenti, Shari Schweigler, Graham Green)
Conned into buying a shady '65 Chrysler, Mike's first date with the girl-next door, Kelsey, implodes as he finds himself targeted by criminals, cops, and a crazy cat lady. A night fuelled by desire, bullets and burning rubber makes any other first date seem like a walk in the park.
Human Factors (Country: Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark; Year: 2021; Director: Ronny Trocker; Writer: Ronny Trocker; Stars: Mark Waschke, Marthe Schneider, Spencer Bogaert, Hassan Akkouch, Karen Margrethe Gotfredsen, Sabine Timoteo, Isaak Dentler, Jule Hermann, Anne-Catrin Märzke, Katia Fellin, Wanja Valentin Kube, Marie Rosa Tietjen, Hannes Perkmann, Daniel Séjourné, Jasper Tack)
A mysterious house break in exposes the agony of an exemplary middle class family.
Together Together Together Together
Together Together and Writing With Fire
In The Same Breath (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Nanfu Wang)
How did the Chinese government turn pandemic cover-ups in Wuhan into a triumph for the Communist party? An essential narrative of first-hand accounts of the coronavirus, and a revelatory examination of how propaganda and patriotism shaped the outbreak’s course – both in China and in the US.
Mass (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Fran Kranz; Writer: Fran Kranz; Stars: Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd, Breeda Wool, Reed Birney, Michelle N. Carter, Kagen Albright, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd, Breeda Wool, Reed Birney, Michelle N. Carter, Kagen Albright)
Years after a tragic shooting, the parents of both the victim and the perpetrator meet face-to-face.
Misha And The Wolves (Country: Belgium, UK; Year: 2021; Director: Sam Hobkinson; Writer: Sam Hobkinson)
A woman's Holocaust memoir takes the world by storm, but a fallout with her publisher-turned-detective reveals her story as an audacious deception created to hide a darker truth.
The Most Beautiful Boy In The World (Country: Sweden; Year: 2021; Director: Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri; Writer: Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri; Stars: Björn Andrésen, Björn Andrésen)
Swedish actor/musician Björn Andresen's life was forever changed at the age of 15, when he played Tadzio, the object of Dirk Bogarde's obsession in Death in Venice – a role which led Italian maestro Luchino Visconti to dub him "the world's most beautiful boy".
The Nest (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Sean Durkin; Writer: Sean Durkin; Stars: Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Oona Roche, Charlie Shotwell, Anne Reid, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Culkin, James Nelson-Joyce, Bernardo Santos, Polly Allen, Kaisa Hammarlund, Julian Ferro, Abby Stretch, Andrei Alen, Marcus Cornwall)
Charismatic entrepreneur, Rory, relocates his family to England with dreams of profiting from booming 1980’s London. But as his wife, Allison, struggles to adapt, and the promise of a lucrative new beginning starts to unravel, the couple have to face the unwelcome truths lying beneath the surface of their marriage.
Mass Mass
Mass and The Sparks Brothers
Pleasure (Country: Sweden, Netherlands, France; Year: 2021; Director: Ninja Thyberg; Writer: Ninja Thyberg; Stars: Sofia Kappel, Revika Anne Reustle, Evelyn Claire, Chris Cock, Dana DeArmond, Kendra Spade)
A 20-year-old woman moves from her small town in Sweden to LA for a shot at a career in the adult film industry.
The Sparks Brothers (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Edgar Wright; Stars: Ron Mael, Russell Mael)
How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Take a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Ron & Russell Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band's favorite band.
Together Together (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Nikole Beckwith; Writer: Nikole Beckwith; Stars: Ed Helms, Patti Harrison, Tig Notaro, Julio Torres, Anna Konkle)
When young loner Anna is hired as the surrogate for Matt, a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realise this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love.
Writing With Fire (Country: India; Year: 2021; Director: Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas)
In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India's only newspaper run by Dalit women. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions on the frontlines of India's biggest issues and within the confines of their own homes, redefining what it means to be powerful.
Zola (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Janicza Bravo; Writer: Janicza Bravo, A'Ziah King, David Kushner, Andrew Neel, Jeremy O. Harris, Mike Roberts; Stars: Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun, Colman Domingo)
A waitress goes on a pole dancing trip to Florida with a new found friend and gets a lot more than she bargained for.
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