Sundance 2018

The Sundance 2018 trailer is out! Sundance is an internationally renowned film festival, and it’s back in London this year. Via Short of the Week:

Featuring a new short from Kangmin Kim, a director we’ve twice featured on the site with 38–39ºC and Deer Flower the ‘2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour’ programme features a number of award winners from the main festival. Álvaro Gago’s Matria, Mariama Diallo’s Hair Wolf and Jérémy Comte’s Fauve all scooped prizes at this year’s fest, but for me the two most exciting films in this selection are the two animations. Kim has long been a firm favourite here at Short of the Week towers and his new short 점 JEOM once again showcases his trademark style, whilst Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s Min Börda (The Burden) has been one of the undeniable hits of the festival scene in recent times.

A screening dedicated to ‘visionary new shorts’, the ‘UK Shorts Programme’ offers up films from some of the exciting new filmmaking talent emerging from the UK – including works from Charlotte Wells (Laps) and Charlotte Regan (Standby). Wells’ Blue Christmas is a surprisingly compelling period piece that follows a debt collector who heads off to work on Christmas Eve, whilst Regan’s Fry-up is the simple but emotive tale of a families last day together. Other standout films in the screening include Georgi Banks-Davies’ sweet and relatable Garfield (check Short of the Week later in 2018 to see the full film) and Harry Lighton’s BAFTA-nominated Wren Boys – probably one of my favourite short films of recent times.

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