Sundance London announces line-up

Long weekend of films to open with Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

by Amber Wilkinson

Good Luck To You, Leo Grande
Good Luck To You, Leo Grande Photo: Nick Wall/Courtesy of Sundance Institute
Sundance Institue has announced the line-up for its Sundance London edition this year - which will open on June 9 with Good Luck To You, Leo Grande and run until June 12.

The festival will run at Picturehouse Central in the capital, with Sophie Hyde's Good Luck To You, Leo Grande's stars Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack both in attendance for the film, which charts the tale of a retired school teacher who hires a sex worker.

Sundance London will present 12 feature films from the Sundance Film Festival and will close with the UK premiere screening of British filmmaker Jim Archer’s feature Brian And Charles, presented by Time Out. The feel-good comedy film stars British actor and comedian David Earl as Brian, a lonely and unlucky inventor who builds an artificial intelligence robot made from odds and ends.

Dale Dickey in A Love Song
Dale Dickey in A Love Song Photo: Courtesy of Sundance Institute
Among the highlights of the programme are Max Walker-Silverman's debut, A Love Song, which sees two childhood friends reunite for potential romance and stars Dale Dickey, and Sara Dosa's volcanic archive documentary Fire Of Love. There will also be two short film showcases.

Tabitha Jackson, Sundance Film Festival director said: “We’re excited to be back in London to present a great selection of work from our Utah Festival programme to the wonderful audiences at Picturehouse Central. Alongside some truly original voices and perspectives on the screen, we’re looking forward to joining filmmakers and an array of industry players for some illuminating conversations about the present and future possibilities of independent cinema. And there’ll be fun of course. And cocktails.”

Clare Binns, Managing Director Picturehouse Cinemas added: “We are so happy to be hosting Sundance Film Festival: London once again at Picturehouse Central, celebrating and supporting the best independent cinema direct from Sundance Utah. We are delighted to be back together in person with our friends from Sundance US, and are proud to announce a broad and diverse programme, which champions female voices and encourages an inclusive industry landscape. We are excited for audiences to join us for a thrilling offering of films on the big screen, talks and special guest appearances.”

Following on from the success of last year's Sundance Film Festival London Tour, this year's edition will again see films showing in cinemas across the UK. Three films, led by Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, will screen at upwards of 30 cinemas across the festival dates of 9-12 June 2022. The additional films will be announced at a later date.

The festival’s first dedicated Industry Programme will run alongside the festival’s public screenings and events. Tickets will go on sale on May 3, with more information from the official site.

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