15 Sundance movies students are looking forward to
2017 Sundance Film Festival offers a great variety of exciting movies. You will be able to choose something really interesting for yourself among different comedies, documentaries, dramas, ghost stories, and biopics.
Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)
This new Guadagnino`s film is really gorgeous, passionate and warm. It is a romance between a seventeen year-old American-Italian boy and a summer guest at his parents` mansion, which is situated on the Italian Riviera. This magical summer will change their lives for good. Guadagnimo tries to feel his characters out without touching them. Call Me by Your Name was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics and is awaiting a release date.
The Big Sick (Michael Showalter)
The Big Sick is definitely a comedy that people are looking forward to. It is very interesting, that the writers of the screenplay, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, based this story on their own relationship. It is a story about how a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian and an American woman deal together with their cultural differences in order to make their relationship grow. The Big Sick was acquired by Amazon and is awaiting a release date.
Wind River (Taylor Sheridan)
Wind River is a serious-minded film about the murder investigation in the Native American reservation. The main characters get into the place, where the laws of nature eclipse the rules of law. Taylor Sheridan pays attention to every detail, from the weather to the predators, shows the astonishing sense of place with its imposing wilderness. Wind River is awaiting acquisition.
Quest (Jonathan Olshefski)
It is definitely the most touching documentary you have ever seen. It is a non-romantic true love story between a humble teacher and a 12 year old graffiti addict. It is about an unexpected turn, the life of a family can take. It is about the tragedy, which hit the family and ruined all their plans. This film is awaiting distribution.
Landline (Gillian Robespierre)
Landline is a wonderful, wise and witty comedy about a family living in the 1990`s. It is full of secrets and touching moments, when everybody desperately tries to do the things right. It is about the tenderness and the endless truth. The story tells about a teenager, who lives with her parents and sister in Manhattan. One day she finds out, that her father has an affair with another woman. Landline was acquired by Amazon and is awaiting a release date.
Columbus tells you a story about two young people, who take care of their ill parents instead of pursuing their own dreams. His father is in a come and her mother is a recovering addict. They are completely from the opposite sides of the world, but the potential loss of their parents unites them to go ahead. Columbus is awaiting acquisition.
A Ghost Story (David Lowery)
A Ghost Story is an eerie, playful, inventive supernatural tale about longing, grief, and love. It is a story of a ghost and the house he haunts. David Lowery explores the inexpressible relationship between people and the meaning they give to the places they live and value. This film impresses with its inventive story and the producer`s delicate touch. A Ghost Story was acquired by A24 and is awaiting a release date.
Mudbound (Dee Rees)
It is an epic and extraordinary drama about the unending struggle against and for the land, heritage, and friendship. This story is about two families after the World War II, which should deal with racism and barbaric social hierarchy in Mississippi. They simultaneously fight the battle abroad and the battle at home. The combination of gorgeous cinematography and poetic voiceover is really impressive. Mudbound is awaiting distribution.
Ingrid Goes West (Matt Spicer)
Ingrid Goes West is a comedy about a mentally disturbed young woman, who is obsesses with Instagram celebrities. She falls in love with one of them and decides to befriend him. From that moment, her behavior is increasingly dangerous and unsettling. This film is full of dishy details, thoughtfulness and great performances. Ingrid Goes West was acquired by Neon and is awaiting a release date.
Strong Island (Yance Ford)
Strong Island is a documentary, in which Yance Ford explores the death of her brother, which changed her life for good. William Ford was shot by a mechanic after an argument between them. She wants to figure out what happened and why the murderer was allowed to go free. She describes how this tragedy affected her. Strong Island is awaiting distribution.
To the Bone (Marti Noxon)
To the Bone is a smart and strong movie about choosing to live no matter what. It is about the young woman, who deals with anorexia and is desperate. Her life changes, when she meets an unconventional doctor, who challenges her and return her the desire to live and embrace life. She struggles with disordered eating with other patients. To the Bone was acquired by Netflix and is awaiting a release date.
Patti Cake$ (Geremy Jasper)
Patti Cake$ is a pleasing movie about a North Jersey girl, who is an aspiring rapper and wants to make all her dreams about the superstardom come true. She is stuck in Lodi, fighting with everybody, who hates her. It is a story of a funky talent and big dreams. Patti Cake$ was acquired by Fox Searchlight and is awaiting a release date.
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (Stanley Nelson)
Stanley Nelson created a well-researched and fascinating documentary about the evolution of the United States` black colleges and universities. Their story is told for the first time. It is about their triumphs and challenges. These colleges and universities educated and brought up the leaders of the freedom movements. This movie aims at educating the people. Tell Them We Are Rising will air on PBS later this year as part of the network`s Independent Lens series.
Thoroughbred (Cory Finley)
Thoroughbred is a movie that hides the ugly side behind its beauty. This story is about two teenage girls, who rekindle their friendship after years of growing apart. Their lifestyles are opulent, but one day they decide, that a murder can solve some of their problems. Thoroughbred was acquired by Focus Features and is awaiting a release date.
The Force (Peter Nicks)
The Force is a documentary about the controversial Oakland Police Department`s misconduct. The officers struggle to rebuild trust in one of America`s most violent cities. Their situation is extremely complicated and solutions can be wildly complex. The Force is awaiting acquisition.
Leave a Reply