Sundance Film Festival 2022

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Babysitter (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Monia Chokri; Writer: Catherine Léger; Stars: Patrick Hivon, Monia Chokri, Nadia Tereszkiewcz, Steve Laplante, Hubert Proulx)
After a sexist joke goes viral, Cédric loses his job and embarks on a therapeutic journey to free himself from sexism and misogyny. His girlfriend Nadine is exasperated by his narcissistic introspection, until they hire a mysterious and liberated babysitter to help shake things up.
Fresh (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Mimi Cave; Writer: Lauryn Kahn; Stars: Sebastian Stan, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Andrea Bang, Charlotte Le Bon, Brett Dier, Dayo Okeniyi, Jojo T. Gibbs, Lachlan Quarmby, Frances Leigh, Arghavan Jenati, Sunghee Lapell)
The horrors of modern dating seen through one young woman's defiant battle to survive her new boyfriend's unusual appetites.
Hatching (Country: Finland, Sweden; Year: 2022; Director: Hanna Bergholm; Writer: Ilja Rautsi; Stars: Jani Volanen, Saija Lentonen, Sophia Heikkilä, Reino Nordin, Stella Leppikorpi, Siiri Solalinna, Hertta Karen, Oiva Ollila, Jonna Aaltonen, Ida Määttänen, Aada Punakivi, Miroslava Agejeva, Hertta Nieminen)
While desperately trying to please her demanding mother, a young gymnast discovers a strange egg. She tucks it away and keeps it warm, but when it hatches, what emerges shocks everyone.
Meet Me In The Bathroom (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern)
An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s. Set against the backdrop of 9/11, the film tells the story of how a new generation kickstarted a musical rebirth for New York City that reverberated around the world. Inspired by the book by Lizzy Goodman
Piggy (Cerdita) (Country: Spain; Year: 2022; Director: Carlota Pereda; Writer: Carlota Pereda; Stars: Pilar Castro, Claudia Salas, Camille Aguilar, Carmen Machi, Julián Valcárcel, Mabel del Pozo, Chema del Barco, Stéphanie Magnin Vella, Irene Ferreiro, Laura Galán, Fred Tatien, José Pastor, Richard Holmes, Fernando Delgado-Hierro, Amets Otxoa)
Sara deals with constant teasing from girls in her small town. But it comes to an end when a stranger kidnaps her tormentors. Sara knows more than she's saying and must decide between speaking up and saving the girls or saying nothing to protect the strange man who spared her.
Speak No Evil (Country: Denmark, Netherlands; Year: 2022; Director: Christian Tafdrup; Writer: Christian Tafdrup, Mads Tafdrup; Stars: Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, Fedja van Huêt, Karina Smulders, Liva Forsberg, Marius Damslev, Hichem Yacoubi, Lea Baastrup Rønne, Jesper Dupont, Sieger Sloot, Andrea Benucci, Adrian Blanchard, Alessio Barni, Ilaria Casai, Ilaria Di Raimo)
A Danish family visits a Dutch family they met on a holiday. What was supposed to be an idyllic weekend slowly starts unraveling as the Danes try to stay polite in the face of unpleasantness.

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