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Sundance Film Festival: London 2024 Announces Repertory Shorts Programme, Three Repertory Features And Three Public Talks

13/05/2024

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London, 13 May 2024 - Today Picturehouse and the nonprofit Sundance Institute announced additions to the line-up for the 11th edition of Sundance Film Festival: London (6-9 June). Alongside the 11 feature films, UK short film programme and the industry programme previously announced, the Festival will also showcase Sundance Film Festival features and shorts presented over the years in its repertory strand to celebrate the 40th edition of the Sundance Film Festival in the United States.

The festival will also host three thought-provoking public talks featuring top filmmakers and industry experts.

UK Repertory Screenings

In a year that celebrated the 40th edition of the Sundance Film Festival in the United States, Sundance Film Festival: London 2024 will also showcase highlights of features and shorts presented over the years at the festival.

The festival will screen two acclaimed UK features for audiences to re-discover from Sundance Film Festival history. Those two features are Under the Skin and Kinky Boots.

Feature Films

Under the Skin (1997)

(Director and Screenwriter: Carine Adler, Producer: Kate Ogborn)

Under The Skin launched the careers of two major British talents: Carine Adler and Academy Award nominee Samantha Morton. An acute psychological portrait of a young woman, Iris Kelly (Samantha Morton), experiencing a breakdown followed by a partial reintegration after the death of her mother from cancer Iris believes her elder sister, Rose, was her mother's favourite, and this has exacerbated her distress and her revolt against Rose's values.

Cast: Samantha Morton, Stuart Townsend, Claire Rushbrook, Rita Tushingham

Director Carine Adler and other key members of the Under the Skin film team will be present for the screening's introduction and Q&A, and the film will be screened on a 35mm print.

Kinky Boots (2005)

(Director: Julian Jarrold, Screenwriters: Geoff Deane, Tim Firth, Producers: Peter Ettedgui, Suzanne Mackie)

Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots sees Charlie Price set about rescuing his dad's ailing Northampton shoe factory, which has been the pride and joy of his family for generations. Facing the imminent closure of the factory, Charlie begins to feel all is lost. A chance encounter with sassy, flamboyant Soho cabaret star Lola provides a glimmer of hope and a surprising last chance for the factory and its employees. Lola's quest for stylish, kinky women's boots (for men) might just provide the answer to Charlie's prayers but is Northampton open-minded enough for the likes of Lola? This cherished British comedy premiered at Sundance before its global release and later transformation into a Tony-winning Broadway musical.

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost

Short Films

Careful How You Go (2018)

(Director and Screenwriter: Emerald Fennell, Producers: Claire Oxley, Chris Vernon)

A darkly comic three-part short film about malevolent women.

Cast: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Linda Bassett, Daniel Rigby, Charlotte Ritchie

Daytimer (2014)

(Director and Screenwriter: Riz Ahmed, Producers: Amy Jackson, Sophie Neave)

London, 1999, a young boy gives school and home the slip to attend his first daytime rave.

Cast: Jordan O'Donegan, Sean Sagar, Ali Barouti

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared (2019)

(Director: Joseph Pelling, Becky Sloan, Baker Terry, Screenwriters: Sam Campbell, Megan Ganz, Natasha Hodgson, Joseph Pelling, Charlie Perkins, Becky Sloan, Baker Terry, Producers: Hugo Donkin, Charlie Perkins)

Based on the hugely popular web series, following roommates Red Guy, Yellow Guy, and Duck, who live simple and repetitive lives in the complacent technicolour community of Clayhill until the town's mayor disappears, and everything descends into utter chaos.

Cast: Joseph Pelling, Becky Sloan, TomSka, Kellen Goff, Baker Terry

Robots of Brixton (2012)

(Director, Screenwriter and Producer: Kibwe Tavares)

The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the police invade the one spot which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981.

Cast: Kibwe Tavares, Yung Swizz'Agg

Scrubber (2012)

(Director, Screenwriter and Producer: Romola Garai, Producer: Shona Kerr)

A young mother who is both obsessed and attracted to the notions of perfection and dirt, and explores these seemingly conflicting opposites through the desperate pursuit of anonymous sex.

Cast: Amanda Hale, Honor Kneafsey, Michelle Duncan, Steven Robertson, Martin Savage

Streets of Crocodiles (1986)

(Director: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, Screenwriter: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, Bruno Schulz, Producer: Keith M Griffiths)

A museum keeper spits into the eyepiece of an ancient peep-show and sets the musty machine going. Inside, the puppets partake of a series of bizarre rituals amongst the dirt and the grime.

Cast: Feliks Stawinski

Special Screening of (500) Days of Summer

The festival is delighted to present a special screening of (500) Days of Summer. The screening marks 15 years since Marc Webb's classic romcom premiered. As if seeing the film back on the big screen wasn't exciting enough, audiences at Sundance Film Festival: London will be celebrating in style with drinks and exclusive merchandise giveaways courtesy of Searchlight Pictures, with the studio commemorating their 30th anniversary.

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

(Director: Marc Webb, Screenwriters: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Producers: Mason Novick, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Steven J. Wolfe)

After being dumped by the girl he believes to be his soulmate, hopel
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