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SUNDANCE 2022

Sundance 2022 se prépare, et les copro européennes sont invitées

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- Le rendez-vous de Park City, dans l'Utah, aura de nouveau lieu sous une forme virtuelle, avec au programme 27 coproductions européennes

Sundance 2022 se prépare, et les copro européennes sont invitées
Klondike de Maryna Er Gorbach

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UPDATE (11 January 2022): The Sundance Film Festival has cancelled its in-person programming in Park City, Utah, and will once again hold a virtual edition. The organisers made this decision owing to the surge in the COVID-19 Omicron variant in the USA. This move has not been without consequences, since the highest-profile European film selected for the edition, Michel Hazanavicius's zombie comedy Final Cut [+lire aussi :
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, has already been withdrawn from it. In the words of the filmmakers, "We believe that it is best to premiere Final Cut in a theatre with a live audience and have made the difficult decision to remove the film from this year’s festival. We wish Sundance and all the filmmakers involved an excellent festival and look forward to sharing Final Cut with audiences very soon.”

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It’s mid-December: the days are shortening, the (masked) Christmas shopping is ongoing, and the elite festivals of 2022’s first quarter are finalising their line-ups, crossing fingers for somewhat “back to normal”, in-person editions. Yesterday, during a live presentation at 3pm US Eastern Time, the Sundance Institute announced the new independent works to be featured at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, taking place from 20-30 January in Park City, Utah, as well as via its enhanced, online platform, which was such a salve for delegates amidst the strict global lockdowns of last year. Amongst the 82 feature-length films announced, 28 are fully or partially European co-productions, hoping to follow in the footsteps of the global acclaim seen by last edition’s hits, such as Flee [+lire aussi :
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, Censor [+lire aussi :
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interview : Prano Bailey-Bond
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and El Planeta [+lire aussi :
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interview : Amalia Ulman
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The majority of the European films are concentrated in the two World Cinema competitions, with a handful more, largely of a genre-film nature, dotted around the Premieres and Midnight sections. Ones to watch include Klondike [+lire aussi :
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by Maryna Er Gorbach, a dark meditation on the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict, and Utama [+lire aussi :
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interview : Alejandro Loayza
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by Bolivian filmmaker Alejandro Loayza Grisi, made in co-production with France, which is said to have passed over invitations from the autumn festivals in favour of a Sundance premiere.

More familiar names include Michel Hazanavicius, trading Godard and silent-era starlets for their logical follow-up, flesh-eating zombies, in Final Cut [+lire aussi :
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, his French-language remake of the innovative Japanese horror hit One Cut of the Dead. Living [+lire aussi :
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finds Bill Nighy and acclaimed South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus also in remake mode, for that of Akira Kurosawa’s humanist masterpiece Ikiru, with post-war 1950s London taking the place of Japan in a similar time period. Also tipped for festivals last year was Hatching [+lire aussi :
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by Finland’s Hanna Bergholm, here taking a spot in the Midnight section, whose female-driven body-horror logline sounds in the vein of Titane [+lire aussi :
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. The Worst Person in the World [+lire aussi :
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now has a US release strategy, devised by its distributor NEON, mimicking that of Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+lire aussi :
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with a Valentine’s-timed February release; it gets an additional boost here in the Spotlight section.

Returning to the philosophy of its early days, set out by founder Robert Redford, the event is “doubling down on festival discovery”, in the words of Tabitha Jackson, the festival director taking the reins on her second edition to date. She further said, “We’re excited to return to our home in Utah, but also to come together in new ways. Building on our experience last year, we’ve discovered new possibilities of convergence, and we embrace the fact that we are now an expanded community in which active participation matters, and audience presence – however it manifests itself – is essential to our mission.”

Here is the list of European productions and co-productions announced so far:

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Brian and Charles [+lire aussi :
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- Jim Archer (UK)
The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future [+lire aussi :
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- Francisca Alegria (Germany/France/Chile/USA)
Gentle [+lire aussi :
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interview : László Csuja et Anna Nemes
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- Anna Eszter Nemes, László Csuja (Hungary)
Girl Picture [+lire aussi :
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interview : Alli Haapasalo
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- Alli Haapasalo (Finland)
Klondike [+lire aussi :
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interview : Maryna Er Gorbach
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- Maryna Er Gorbach (Ukraine/Turkey)
Utama [+lire aussi :
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interview : Alejandro Loayza
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- Alejandro Loayza Grisi (Bolivia/Uruguay/France)
You Won't Be Alone [+lire aussi :
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- Goran Stolevski (Australia/UK/Serbia)

World Cinema Documentary Competition

All That Breathes [+lire aussi :
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 - Shaunak Sen (India/UK)
Calendar Girls [+lire aussi :
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- Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen (Sweden)
A House Made of Splinters [+lire aussi :
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- Simon Lereng Wilmont (Denmark)
The Mission [+lire aussi :
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- Tania Anderson (Finland)
Nothing Compares [+lire aussi :
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- Kathryn Ferguson (Ireland/UK)
Tantura [+lire aussi :
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- Alon Schwarz (Israel)
The Territory - Alex Pritz (Brazil/Denmark/USA)
We Met in Virtual Reality [+lire aussi :
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 - Joe Hunting (UK)

Premieres

Final Cut [+lire aussi :
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- Michel Hazanavicius (France)
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande [+lire aussi :
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- Sophie Hyde (UK/USA)
La Guerra Civil [+lire aussi :
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- Eva Longoria Bastón (UK)
Living [+lire aussi :
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- Oliver Hermanus (UK)
My Old School [+lire aussi :
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- Jono McLeod (UK)
The Princess [+lire aussi :
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- Ed Perkins (UK)

Midnight

Hatching [+lire aussi :
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- Hanna Bergholm (Finland)
Meet Me in the Bathroom - Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace (UK)
Piggy [+lire aussi :
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- Carlota Martínez Pereda (Spain)
Speak No Evil [+lire aussi :
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interview : Christian Tafdrup
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- Christian Tafdrup (Denmark)
Babysitter [+lire aussi :
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- Monia Chokri (Canada/France)

Spotlight

Happening [+lire aussi :
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interview : Anamaria Vartolomei
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- Audrey Diwan (France)
Three Minutes - A Lengthening [+lire aussi :
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interview : Bianca Stigter
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- Bianca Stigter (Netherlands/UK)
The Worst Person in the World [+lire aussi :
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interview : Joachim Trier
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- Joachim Trier (Norway/France/Sweden/Denmark)

Indie Episodic Program

The Dark Heart - Gustav Möller (Sweden)

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