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Sundance 2021 / World Cinema Dramatic Competition


12 articles available in total starting from 01/02/2021. Last article published on 10/02/2021.

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Alex Camilleri • Director of Luzzu

Interview: Alex Camilleri • Director of Luzzu

“For Malta to be itself, I chose locations that stayed away from the ‘picture postcard’ views of the island”

We talked to the Maltese director on the occasion of the premiere of his first feature at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival  

10/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Blerta Basholli • Director of Hive

Interview: Blerta Basholli • Director of Hive

“Kosovo is changing, but much more needs to be done to improve the status of women everywhere”

Kosovar director talked to us to unpick her recent Sundance-winning feature debut  

09/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Ronny Trocker • Director of Human Factors

Interview: Ronny Trocker • Director of Human Factors

“Personally, I like it very much when a film cannot be read in only one way, but it is also risky”

We talked to the German director, whose second feature premiered at Sundance, in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition  

08/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Amalia Ulman • Director of El planeta

Interview: Amalia Ulman • Director of El planeta

“I don’t understand this crusade against humour”

We had a chinwag with the artist, who has made her feature debut with a film shot completely independently, and toplined by the director herself and her mother  

05/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Ninja Thyberg • Director of Pleasure

Interview: Ninja Thyberg • Director of Pleasure

“Porn can be a good thing; it's just important to do it in an ethical way”

We talked to the Swedish director about business and... pleasure  

05/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Review: El planeta

Review: El planeta

Centring on a mother and daughter scraping by in the midst of the crisis, the feature debut by artist Amalia Ulman is brimming with freshness, levity and a sense of humour  

04/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Review: Prime Time

Review: Prime Time

Jakub Piątek’s drama, shown in Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition, is all about waiting – but this time for some chairman, instead of Godot  

04/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Jakub Piątek • Director of Prime Time

Interview: Jakub Piątek • Director of Prime Time

“We would often refer to the suitcase from Pulp Fiction: you don't know what's inside it either”

We talked to the Polish director about his debut feature, which revolves around a hijack situation at a TV studio  

04/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Review: Hive

Review: Hive

Kosovar director Blerta Basholli's first feature tells the inspiring real-life story of a group of women, and their strength, perseverance and ingenuity  

02/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Review: Pleasure

Review: Pleasure

Sweden’s Ninja Thyberg signs her name to a sucker punch of a debut feature which is carried by Sofia Kappel’s portrayal of a young woman’s rise within the Los Angeles porn industry  

02/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

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