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Sundance reveals new out of competition premiere titles

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- New works from Asif Kapadia, Anne Fontaine, John Carney to be showcased

Sundance reveals new out of competition premiere titles
Ali & Nino by Asif Kapadia

The Sundance Film Festival (January 21-31) has revealed a further wave of world premieres including several from Europe. These will not be in competition. 

Ali & Nino [+see also:
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interview: María Valverde
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(UK) by Asif Kapadia (Amy [+see also:
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) is the tragic love story of Muslim prince Ali and Georgian aristocrat Nino in Azerbaijan as WWI breaks out and the world struggles for Baku’s oil (read more). WWII is the setting for Anne Fontaine’s Agnus Dei [+see also:
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interview: Lou de Laâge
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(France/Poland/Belgium) that follows Mathilde, a French doctor who helps several pregnant nuns in hiding, who are unable to reconcile their faith with their pregnancies (read more).

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John Carney’s Sing Street [+see also:
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(Ireland) is the story of a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s who escapes his strained family life and tough new school by starting a band to win the heart of a mysterious girl (read more). US director Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship [+see also:
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(Ireland/France/Netherlands) is adapted from Jane Austen’s novella where Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colourful rumours of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter, but two young men severely complicate her plans (read more).

In the documentary section, Thorsten Schütte’s Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words [+see also:
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 (France/Germany) is billed as an entertaining encounter with the avant-garde musician.

The festival’s spotlight section showcases films that have already played elsewhere and European selections include Martin Zandvliet’s Land of Mine [+see also:
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interview: Louis Hofmann
interview: Martin Zandvliet
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(Denmark), Yorgos LanthimosThe Lobster [+see also:
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Q&A: Yorgos Lanthimos
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(Ireland/UK/Greece/France), Grímur Hákonarson’s Rams [+see also:
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interview: Grimur Hakonarson
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]
(Iceland) and Paddy Breathnach’s Viva [+see also:
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(Ireland). 

The Sundance Kids section features Arne Toonen’s Little Gangster [+see also:
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 (Netherlands).

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