Three Canuck films make Sundance lineup
The documentary Stories We Tell, (pictured), and scripted thrillers and dramas S-VHS and The Meteor will be shown in out-of-competition sections of the annual festival in Utah.
A high-profile documentary, a genre horror movie and a Quebec-made drama are three Canadian projects that have been selected for out-of-competition sections of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
The films are in the lineups for the festival’s Spotlight, Park City at Midnight and New Frontier sections, the Sundance Institute announced Thursday.
Landing in the Spotlight section that is billed as “a tribute to the cinema we love,” is Sarah Polley’s personal family investigation Stories We Tell documentary. It is among seven films in that festival niche, and only one of two documentaries.
Meanwhile, in the Park City at Midnight section is S-VHS, a co-financed U.S-Canada horror flick.
It is helmed by a set of directors, including Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Edúardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans, Jason Eisener and its script was written by a room of writers, including Simon Barrett, Jamie Nash, Timo Tjahjanto and Gareth Huw Evans, and John Davies.
The action centres on a what happens when two private investigators, in search of a missing student, stumble upon a collection of VHS tapes in an abandoned house. The cast includes Adam Wingard, Lawrence Levine, L.C Holt, Kelsy Abbott, and Hannah Hughes.
The Meteor, written and directed by Francois Delisle (who also has an on-screen role), is a drama that focuses on the mid-life crisis of forty-something man who has witnessed a crime. It’s cast includes Noémie Godin Vigneau, Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Pogonat, François Papineau, and Andrée Lachapelle.
It will be exhibited as part of the festival’s multi-media New Frontier section along with four other films and a variety of audio-visual installations.
The festival takes place Jan. 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.