Calvary, A Most Wanted Man amongst Sundance Premieres
- Michael Winterbottom’s sequel The Trip To Italy also set to Premiere
The Sundance Film Festival (January 16-26, 2014) has revealed the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres. The list is predictably US-centric, but Europe is strongly represented thanks to selections from the UK, Ireland and Germany. These include John Michael McDonagh’s black comedy Calvary (Ireland/UK), starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd and Kelly Reilly; Anton Corbijn’s adaptation of John le Carré’s bestselling thriller A Most Wanted Man [+see also:
film profile] (Germany/US), starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright; Lenny Abrahamson’s offbeat comedy Frank [+see also:
film profile] (Ireland/UK), Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal; and Michael Winterbottom’s sequel to food-themed comedy The Trip [+see also:
film profile], The Trip To Italy, starring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.
James Hickey, Chief Executive, the Irish Film Board, said, “Irish film has performed very well at Sundance over the last number of years. Films such as The Guard [+see also:
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film profile], Once [+see also:
film profile], His & Hers and The Summit [+see also:
film profile] have all been discovered at the festival and have gone on from there to be distributed internationally. Both Frank and Calvary showcase the excellent work happening right now in the Irish film industry and they include a world-class line-up of Irish stars including Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Domhnall Gleeson, Aidan Gillen and Killian Scott. It is a very positive start to 2014 for the industry and a great representation for Ireland internationally.”
The lone European co-production in the Documentary Premiere section is Greg Barker’s We Are Giant (US/UK).
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