Sundance Film Festival 2018 – Trippy Flix
America’s largest independent film festival will be held in Park City, Utah, in 2018 from January 18 to 28. For the prestigious independent film event screened around 110 films. The Sundance Film Festival announced that it has lined up 110 films recently and out of which 99 will see their world’s premiere at the event.
Movies from 29 countries spanning across a variety of genres will be featured at the event. A range of contemporary social and political issues such as sexual harassment, white supremacy, homosexuality and alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 US Presidential elections are reflected in the selected films.
The movies from 29 countries which are spanning across a variety of genres will be featured at the event. In the selected films, a wide range of political issues such as sexual harassment, white supremacy, homosexuality, contemporary social and alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 US Presidential elections are reflected.
There are totally 16 films competing in the US Dramatic Competition category. This includes Bo Burnham’s coming of age drama Eighth Grade and Andrew Heckler’s Burden, which chronicles the transformation of a Ku Klux Klan member.
In this event there are 16 documentaries competing like Amy Scott’s Hal, about director Hal Ashby, and Derek Doneen’s documentary Kailash, about Indian child rights’ activist Kailash Satyarthi.
We felt that last year with Trump. We’re feeling it this year with a lot of the women’s issues, such as sexual assault.”
Sundance director of programming Trevor Groth told that a variety of artists, filmmakers, and the storytellers are always been responsive and out in front of the issues facing times and tries to engage the audience with them. Later, it shows what’s happening in the world and the zeitgeist, it’s the audience’s reaction to those issues that shifts.
The festival will be headlined by Seeing Allred, this is a documentary about women’s rights activist Gloria Allred, and Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie, a crime drama set in the 1970s. Other headlining premieres include Emmy Award-winning director Reed Morano’s post-apocalyptic drama I Think We’re Alone Now, starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning, Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince, featuring Colin Firth in the lead, and Ethan Hawke’s music drama Blaze, among others.
Priyanka Chopra-starrer A Kid Like Jake directed by Silas Howard and Marc Turtletaub’s Puzzle featuring Irrfan Khan will also be premiered at the festival. Films with big stars in the line-up include Keira Knightley’s Colette based on the French novelist of the same name and Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara. Ophelia, an alternative view of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, stars Daisy Ridley.
This film festival has instituted two new awards this time. The award identify one film from any category, that is most appreciated by the audience. And the prize named “NEXT Innovator” is to be selected by one dignitary.