Sundance Institute is hosting its annual film festival for the year 2021 in Park City, Utah. The Sundance movie festival will take place from 23rd January to 2nd February 2021.
A total of 12 films have made it to Sundance festival 2021 in the World Cinema Dramatic category. The Souvenir, The Guilty, Monos, Yardie, The Nile Hilton Incident, and Second Mother are a few of previous year’s entries.
Charter / Sweden
Director and screenwriter: Amanda Kernell
Producers: Lars G. Lindström, Eva Åkergren
Storyline: It has been two months that Alice has not met her kids after a divorce. While waiting for custody verdict, she receives a call which makes her do the unthinkable for her children.
Cuties / France
Director and screenwriter: Maïmouna Doucouré
Storyline: 11 years old, Amy, finds a way out from family troubles when meets ‘Cuties’, a group of young dancers.
Country: Germany, Belgium, Kosovo
Director and screenwriter: Visar Morina
Producers: Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade
Storyline: Identity crisis is real when it hits a young chemical engineer at work, as he feels disconnected from his colleagues.
Director and screenwriter: Verónica Chen
Producers: Esteban Mentasti, Hori Mentasti
Storyline: Laura feels angry when a group of builders keep invading her home. It all started after she tried to seduce the chief builder one afternoon, and he never returned.
Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares)
Country: Mexico, Spain
Director: Fernanda Valadez
Screenwriters: Fernanda Valadez, Astrid Rondero
Producers: Astrid Rondero, Fernanda Valadez, Jack Zagha, Yossy Zagha
Storyline: Magdalena meets Miguel while searching for her son who disappeared at the U.S.-Mexican border. Miguel travels with her while looking for his own mother.
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Director and screenwriter: Zoé Wittock\
Producers: Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial
Storyline: Jeanne, who is still living with her mother, meets Jumbo while working at an amusement park. Her life takes a turn that she never had imagined.
Country: Egypt, United Kingdom
Director and screenwriter: Zeina Durra
Producers: Mohamed Hefzy, Mamdouh Saba, Gianluca Chakra, Hisham Alghanim
Storyline: Hana meets a former lover, Sultan when she travels back to Luxor. She finds herself at a crossroads while roaming in a familiar place that brings back some memories.
Country: Canada, United Kingdom
Director and screenwriter: Brandon Cronenberg
Producers: Niv Fichman, Andrew Starke, Kevin Krikst, Fraser Ash
Storyline: When her evil-doings return to haunt her, Von finds her own identity in annihilation.
Summer White (Blanco de Verano)
Director: Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson
Screenwriters: Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson, Raúl Sebastián Quintanilla
Producer: Alejandro Cortés Rubiales
Storyline: Rodrigo feels his throne is threatened when his mother brings home a new boyfriend. He has to choose between sacrificing his crown or crushing his mother’s happiness.
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Aneil Karia
Screenwriters: Rupert Jones, Rita Kalnejais
Producers: Julia Godzinskaya, Sophie Vickers
Storyline: He discovers a wilder, and destructive side of his personality when he robs a bank in London only to call himself bold.
This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection
Country: Lesotho, South Africa, Italy
Director and screenwriter: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Producers: Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
Storyline: An 80-years-old widow unites the whole community to stand against a reservoir construction since it threatened her village. The village pays her a tribute when she is hailed as a legend at her burial.
Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness
Country: Iran, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Director and screenwriter: Massoud Bakhshi
Producers: Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin
Storyline: Forgiving her father’s murderer is difficult. Mona relives her moments Maryam, who had accidentally killed her own husband and is now waiting for forgiveness from Mona.