Sundance Film Festival 2021

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Luzzu Luzzu
Luzzu and One For The Road
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet (Country: Argentina; Year: 2021; Director: Ana Katz; Writer: Gonzalo Delgado, Ana Katz; Stars: Daniel Katz, Julieta Zylberberg, Valeria Lois, Mirella Pascual, Carlos Portaluppi)
Sebastian, a man in his thirties, works a series of temporary jobs and he embraces love at every opportunity. He transforms, through a series of short encounters, as the world flirts with possible apocalypse.
World premiere
El Planeta (Country: US, Spain; Year: 2020; Director: Amalia Ulman; Writer: Amalia Ulman; Stars: Amalia Ulman, Ale Ulman, Nacho Vigalondo, Zhou Chen, Saoirse Bertram)
Amid the devastation of post-crisis Spain, mother and daughter bluff and grift to keep up the lifestyle they think they deserve, bonding over common tragedy and an impending eviction.
World premiere
Fire In The Mountains (Country: India; Year: 2019; Director: Ajitpal Singh; Writer: Ajitpal Singh; Stars: Vinamrata Rai, Chandan Bisht, Harshita Tiwari, Mayank Singh Jaira, Sonal Jha, Vinamrata Rai, Chandan Bisht, Harshita Tiwari, Mayank Singh Jaira, Sonal Jha)
A mother toils to save money to build a road in a Himalayan village to take her wheelchair-using son for physiotherapy, but her husband, who believes that an expensive religious ritual is the remedy, steals her savings.
World premiere
Hive (Country: Kosovo, Switzerland, Macedonia, Albania; Year: 2021; Director: Blerta Basholli; Writer: Blerta Basholli; Stars: Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi, Kaona Sylejmani)
Fahrije’s husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo. She sets up her own small business to provide for her kids, but as she fights against a patriarchal society that does not support her, she faces a crucial decision: to wait for his return, or to continue to persevere.
World premiere
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.
World premiere
Pleasure Pleasure
Pleasure and The Pink Cloud
Luzzu (Country: Malta; Year: 2021; Director: Alex Camilleri; Writer: Alex Camilleri; Stars: Michaela Farrugia, Jesmark Scicluna, Michaela Farrugia, Jesmark Scicluna)
A struggling Maltese fisherman faces tough choices about the future.
World premiere
One For The Road (Country: China, Hong Kong, Thailand; Year: 2021; Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya; Writer: Puangsoi Aksornsawang, Nottapon Boonprakob, Nattawut Poonpiriya; Stars: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Thanapob Leeratanakajorn, Ice Natara, Violette Wautier, Ploi Horwang, Siraphan Wattanajinda, Georges Hilaire, Tracy Fisher, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Luqman A. Agiya, Alberto Fabbretti, Lissa Carandang-Sweeney, Henardo Rodriguez, Daniel Hirsh, Lazaros Theodorakopoulos)
Boss is a consummate ladies' man, a free spirit and a bar owner in NYC. One day, he gets a surprise call from Aood, an estranged friend who has returned home to Thailand. Dying of cancer, Aood enlists Boss' help to complete a bucket list – but both are hiding something.
World premiere. Day One Film
The Pink Cloud (Country: Brazil; Year: 2021; Director: Iuli Gerbase; Writer: Iuli Gerbase; Stars: Renata de Lélis, Eduardo Mendonça, Kaya Rodrigues, Helena Becker, Girley Paes, Renata de Lélis, Eduardo Mendonça, Kaya Rodrigues, Helena Becker, Girley Paes)
A mysterious and deadly pink cloud appears across the globe, forcing everyone to stay home. Strangers at the outset, Giovana and Yago try to invent themselves as a couple as years of shared lockdown pass. While Yago is living in his own utopia, Giovana feels trapped deep inside.
World premiere
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.
World premiere
Prime Time (Country: Poland; Year: 2021; Director: Jakub Piatek; Writer: Lukasz Czapski, Jakub Piatek; Stars: Bartosz Bielenia, Jan Hrynkiewicz, Magdalena Poplawska, Malgorzata Hajewska, Cezary Kosinski, Dobromir Dymecki, Pola Blasik, Juliusz Chrzastowski, Michal Kaleta, Andrzej Klak, Adam Nawojczyk, Monika Frajczyk,)
On the last day of 1999, 20-year-old Sebastian locks himself in a TV studio. He has two hostages, a gun, and an important message for the world. The story of the attack explores a rebel's extreme measures and last resort.
World premiere

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