Articles Tagged 'Sundance Film Festival'

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Sundance Diary, Day Three: ‘Love & Friendship’ and More

One of the most eagerly awaited titles at this year’s Sundance was Whit Stillman‘s 1790s-set period drama Love & Friendship, an adaptation of Jane Austen‘s early unfinished novella Lady Susan. In the film, scheming widow Lady Susan (played by Kate Beckinsale) decides to pay an extended visit to her in-laws’ estate with the purpose of […]

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Sundance Diary, Day Two: ‘Pleasure. Love.’

In the more than 100 films that screen at Sundance each year, it’s easy for the more contemplative pieces to get lost among the louder, showier entries. I’m so glad I stumbled upon Pleasure. Love., a Beijing-set romantic riddle directed by Yao Huang. This is a fascinating film that will reward repeat viewings, as patient […]

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WATCH: Daniel Radcliffe Weighs in on ‘White’ Oscars

Among the stars commenting on the “whiteness” of this year’s Oscars race is Daniel Radcliffe, who was a big attraction on Friday afternoon (January 22) at the Sundance Film Festival. Radcliffe believes it’s the film industry that’s to blame for the under-representation of African Americans as opposed to the Academy. He says: “The problem isn’t […]

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Sundance Diary, Day One: Seeing ‘Other People’

And so we’ve finished our first 24 hours at the Sundance Film Festival. I’m someone who’s attended six San Diego Comic-Cons, so I’m used to the mad rush for panels and screenings. But this festival is a whole different animal. Set against a backdrop of Park City, Utah, with its ski resorts and snow-capped vistas, […]

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Sundance: Follow Anglophenia For 2016 Festival Coverage

When it comes to a film lover’s bonanza, France has Cannes. Canada has Toronto. And America’s leading festival is Sundance, which, for the past three decades, has produced buzz-worthy movies that have defied conventions. Back in 1994, the now classic Four Weddings and a Funeral premiered at Sundance, and its rapturous reception helped make it […]

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Belle & Sebastian Frontman Makes Sundance Debut with ‘God Help the Girl’

Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch‘s directorial debut, God Help the Girl, has been unveiled at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s based on the band’s 2009 album of the same name. It’s a coming-of-age story involving a girl called Eve who, like Murdoch, is inspired by music. “Everybody has something,” Murdoch says. “I have music. […]

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