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SUNDANCE 2015

Sundance unveils Spotlight, Midnight and New Frontier selections

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- ’71, Girlhood and The Tribe are amongst the films chosen

Sundance unveils Spotlight, Midnight and New Frontier selections
Eden by Mia Hansen-Løve

After a raft of European selections in the World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competition sections of the Sundance Film Festival (22 January-1 February 2015 – see news), the trend continues in the non-competitive Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, as well as the New Frontier programmes. The Spotlight section features Mark Cousins6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia (UK/Italy), Yann Demange’s ’71 [+see also:
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(UK), Claudia Llosa’s Aloft [+see also:
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interview: Claudia Llosa
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(Spain/France/Canada), Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden [+see also:
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interview: Charles Gillibert
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(France), Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood [+see also:
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interview: Céline Sciamma
interview: Céline Sciamma
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(France), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s The Tribe [+see also:
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(Ukraine), Kornél Mundruczó’s White God [+see also:
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interview: Kornél Mundruczó
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(Hungary) and Damián Szifrón’s Wild Tales [+see also:
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(Argentina/Spain). The Park City at Midnight section features Corin Hardy’s The Hallow (Ireland/UK), while the New Frontier segment has Kivu Ruhorahoza’s Things of the Aimless Wanderer (Rwanda/UK). 

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Trevor Groth, director of programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “This year's Park City at Midnight selections have much to offer genre enthusiasts. With everything from futuristic fantasies to paranormal nightmares, it's an all-out trip to the cinematic edge.” 

Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival senior programmer and curator of the New Frontier exhibition, said, “The content creators in the 2015 edition of New Frontier radically challenge the very notion of storytelling. Working with virtual reality and new gaming technologies, these artists, filmmakers, journalists, media scientists, game designers and creative technologists present a peek at the dawn of a bold new cinematic world, through an unprecedented exploration of the most basic state of being.”

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