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2024 Sundance Movie Pageant: Asia Program Announcement of Characteristic Movies and Awarded Shorts

2024 Sundance Movie Pageant: Asia Program Announcement of Characteristic Movies and Awarded Shorts


Posted by Larry Gleeson

2024 Sundance Movie Pageant: Asia Program Announcement of Characteristic Movies and Awarded Shorts with Electrifying Titles Spanning Three Continents

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN, July 9, 2024 — G2Go Leisure and the nonprofit Sundance Institute reveal the lineup of 10 characteristic fiction and documentary movies, and a specifically curated program of the 2024 Sundance Movie Pageant’s award-winning shorts for the Sundance Movie Pageant: Asia in Taipei, Taiwan set to happen from 21 to 25 August at SPOT-Huashan.

The ten characteristic movies and 5 award-winning brief movies had been showcased on the 2024 Sundance Movie Pageant in Utah in January and had been specifically curated for Taipei by the Sundance Movie Pageant programming crew. The Pageant will open with the Taiwan premiere of Dìdi (弟弟), written and directed by Academy Award® nominated Taiwanese American filmmaker Sean Wang.

The lineup presents an array of worldwide titles throughout movies being represented from Europe, Asia, the US, and South America.

 

Kneecap

These titles are: Wealthy Peppiatt’s contagiously boisterous Irish-language movie, Kneecap, additionally winner of the 2024 Sundance Movie Pageant Viewers Award: NEXT, starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, Steve Jobs); Josh Margolin’s action-packed ode to his real-life grandma, Thelma, performed by the witful Academy Award® nominee June Squibb (Nebraska); a poignant father-daughter story revolving round maturity, Good One, India Donaldson’s first characteristic; monster rom-com Your Monster, Caroline Lindy’s wholly authentic debut whose accolades embrace the Sundance Movie Pageant: London 2024 Viewers Favourite Award; Jack Begert’s genre-bending directorial debut and winner of the 2024 Sundance Movie Pageant NEXT Innovator Award, Little Demise, starring David Schwimmer (Mates, American Crime Story); and winner of the 2024 Sundance Movie Pageant World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic, the deeply transcendent Sujo by longtime collaborators, Mexican writers/administrators, Astrid Rondero and Fernanda Valadez.

 

Porcelain Struggle

All three documentaries in this system had been awarded prizes on the 2024 Sundance Movie Pageant. These embrace the winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary, Porcelain Struggle, by the unwavering voices of Brendan Bellomo and Slava Leontyev; the winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary, A New Sort of Wilderness by Norwegian filmmaker Silje Evensmo Jacobsen; and the Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary winner, The Exceptional Lifetime of Ibelin by one other highly effective Norwegian filmmaker, Benjamin Ree.

Taiwanese viewers’s urge for food for compelling brief tales is stronger than ever. As a particular spotlight of the pageant’s programming, a brief movie program consisting of shorts awarded by the 2024 Sundance Movie Pageant has been invited for a showcase. These titles and their respective awards from the Pageant held in January embrace: Say Hello After You Die by Kate Jean Hollowell, winner of the Brief Movie Jury Award for U.S. Fiction; The Stag by An Chu which was awarded the Brief Movie Jury Award for Worldwide Fiction – An was additionally the recipient of the Asia pageant’s brief movie jury prize final 12 months; Bug Diner by Phoebe Jane Hart, winner of the Brief Movie Jury Award for Animation; Bob’s Funeral by Jack Dunphy which took house the Brief Movie Jury Award for Nonfiction; finishing this particular shorts program is the winner of the Brief Movie Grand Jury Prize, The Masterpiece by Àlex Lora.

“We’re excited to return to Taipei for a second 12 months with a incredible lineup of movies,” stated Eugene Hernandez, Director, Sundance Movie Pageant and Public Programming, and Kim Yutani, Sundance Movie Pageant Director of Programming.

 

Kim Yutani, Sundance Movie Pageant Director of Programming

“It’s a privilege to deliver 10 characteristic movies and 5 brief movies from the 2024 Sundance Movie Pageant to Taiwanese audiences and to have the chance to attach with and foster the impartial movie neighborhood in Asia and all over the world. We look ahead to a spirited Sundance Pageant Pageant: Asia for our artists, audiences, and trade, and we are able to’t wait to work together with everybody at theaters and occasions in Taipei!”.

 

“We’re honored to have the Sundance Movie Pageant return to Taipei once more this 12 months,” stated Kevin Lin, Founding father of G2Go Leisure. “In our inaugural 12 months in 2023, Sundance Movie Pageant: Asia in Taipei had over 3,000 attendees. With a bigger slate of movies this 12 months, we hope to supply them to a broader viewers. We’re really excited for Taiwanese film lovers to catch these incredible movie premieres in a one-of-a-kind setting and alternative on the big display. We are able to’t wait to have a good time Sundance and impartial movie once more in Taipei!”

FULL PROGRAM LISTINGS:

FICTION FEATURE FILMS:

Dìdi (弟弟) / U.S.A. (Director, Screenwriter, and Producer: Sean Wang, Producers: Carlos López Estrada, Josh Peters, Valerie Bush) — In 2008, over the last month of summer time earlier than highschool begins, an impressionable 13-year-old Taiwanese American boy learns what his household can’t train him: skate, flirt, and love your mother.

Solid: Izaac Wang, Joan Chen, Shirley Chen, Chang Li Hua. Fiction.

Good One / U.S.A. (Director, Screenwriter, and Producer: India Donaldson, Producers: Diana Irvine, Graham Mason, Wilson Cameron) — On a weekend backpacking journey within the Catskills, 17-year-old Sam contends with the competing egos of her father and his oldest good friend. Solid: Lily Collias, James Le Gros, Danny McCarthy. Fiction.

Kneecap / Eire (Director: Wealthy Peppiatt, Screenwriter: Wealthy Peppiatt, Producers: Trevor Birney, Jack Tarling, Co-Producers: Patrick O’Neill) – Of the 80,000 native Irish audio system, 6,000 reside within the North of Eire and three of them turned a rap group known as Kneecap. That is the real-life story of how this anarchic Belfast trio turned the unlikely figureheads of a civil rights motion to save lots of and reinvigorate their mom tongue.

Solid: Liam Óg Ó hAnnaidh, Naoise Ó Cairealláin, JJ Ó Dochartaigh, Michael Fassbender, Josie Walker, Simone Kirby. Fiction.

Little Demise / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Jack Begert, Screenwriter: Dani Goffstein, Producers: Darren Aronofsky, Andy S. Cohen, Dylan Golden, Brendan Naylor, Sam Canter, Noor Alfallah) — A middle-aged filmmaker on the verge of a breakthrough. Two youngsters searching for a misplaced backpack. A small canine a good distance from house.

Solid: David Schwimmer, Gaby Hoffmann, Dominic Fike, Talia Ryder, Jena Malone, Sante Bentivoglio. Fiction.

Sujo / Mexico, U.S.A., France (Administrators, Screenwriters, and Producers: Astrid Rondero, Fernanda Valadez, Producers: Diana Arcega, Jewerl Keats Ross, Virginie Devesa, Jean-Baptiste Bailly-Maitre) — When a cartel gunman is killed, he leaves behind Sujo, his beloved 4-year-old son. The shadow of violence surrounds Sujo throughout every stage of his life within the remoted Mexican countryside. As he grows into a person, Sujo finds that fulfilling his father’s future could also be inescapable. Solid: Juan Jesús Varela, Yadira Pérez, Alexis Varela, Sandra Lorenzano, Jairo Hernández, Kevin Aguilar. Fiction.

Thelma / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Josh Margolin, Producers: Zoë Value, Chris Kaye, Nicholas Weinstock, Benjamin Simpson, Karl Spoerri, Viviana Vezzani) — When 93-year-old Thelma Submit will get duped by a cellphone scammer pretending to be her grandson, she units out on a treacherous quest throughout the town to reclaim what was taken from her. Solid: June Squibb, Fred Hechinger, Richard Roundtree, Parker Posey, Clark Gregg, Malcolm McDowell. Fiction.

Your Monster / U.S.A. (Director, Screenwriter, and Producer: Caroline Lindy, Producers: Kayla Foster, Shannon Reilly, Melanie Donkers, Kira Carstensen) — After her life falls aside, soft-spoken actress Laura Franco finds her voice once more when she meets a terrifying, but weirdly charming, monster residing in her closet. Solid: Melissa Barrera, Tommy Dewey, Meghann Fahy, Edmund Donovan, Kayla Foster. Fiction. 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS:

A New Sort of Wilderness / Norway (Director: Silje Evensmo Jacobsen, Producer: Mari Bakke Riise) — In a forest in Norway, a household lives an remoted way of life in an try to be wild and free, however a tragic occasion modifications every little thing, and they’re pressured to regulate to trendy society. Documentary.

Porcelain Struggle / U.S.A., Ukraine (Director and Screenwriter: Brendan Bellomo, Director: Slava Leontyev, Producers and Screenwriters: Aniela Sidorska, Paula DuPré Pesmen, Producers: Camilla Mazzaferro, Olivia Ahnemann) — Below roaring fighter jets and missile strikes, Ukrainian artists Slava, Anya, and Andrey select to remain behind and struggle, contending with the troopers they’ve change into. Defiantly discovering magnificence amid destruction, they present that though it’s simple to make folks afraid, it’s arduous to destroy their ardour for residing. Documentary.

The Exceptional Lifetime of Ibelin / Norway (Director: Benjamin Ree, Producer: Ingvil Giske) — Mats Steen, a Norwegian gamer, died of a degenerative muscular illness on the age of 25. His dad and mom mourned what they thought had been a lonely and remoted life, after they began receiving messages from on-line buddies all over the world. Documentary.

SHORT FILM PROGRAM – 2024 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARD-WINNING SHORTS:

Bob’s Funeral / USA

(Director, Screenwriter, and Producer: Jack Dunphy)

Looking for the basis of generational trauma, the director takes a digicam into his estranged grandfather’s funeral.

Bug Diner / USA

(Director and Screenwriter: Phoebe Jane Hart)

A dissatisfied marriage, a secret crush, and office fantasies come to a head in a diner run by a mole with a sizzling ass.

The Masterpiece / Spain

(Director: Alex Lora Cercos, Screenwriters: Lluis Quilez, Alfonso Amador, Producers: Lluis Quilez, Sandra Travé, Alex Lora Cercos, Josemari Martínez, Néstor López)

Leo and Diana, a rich couple, meet Salif and Yousef, two scrap sellers, at a recycling middle. Providing them extra junk, Diana invitations them to their mansion, however the immigrants truly may be those with one thing she needs.

Solid: Daneil Grao, Babou Cham, Melina Matthews, Adam Nourou, Guido Grao.

Say Hello After You Die / USA

(Director: Kate Jean Hollowell, Screenwriters:  Kate Jean Hollowell, Ruby Caster. Producer: Miranda Kahn)

A grieving girl believes her deceased finest good friend has come again to go to her… as a porta-potty.

Solid: Kate Jean Hollowell, Ruby Caster, George Basil.

The Stag / Taiwan

(Director: An Chu, Screenwriter: An Chu, Producers: Tzu-Yuan Wang, An Chu)

At a deer farm in Changhua County, a middle-aged man is requested to chop off a stag’s antlers in entrance of his two youngsters.

Solid: Yung-He Chen, Wei-Jen Chen, Si-Kai Chen.

Tickets go on sale 23 July and ticketing data will be discovered at: www.SundanceFFAsia.com

Extra upcoming information might be launched relating to the Pageant’s 2024 Brief Movie Competitors, the place the finalists might be introduced and their movies to be screened as a part of the Pageant’s lineup. In-person actions resembling panels, panelists, and particular friends may even be shared. Keep updated on social media and be part of the dialog, Instagram: @SundanceFFAsia and Fb: SundanceFFAsiaTW.

The 2024 Sundance Movie Pageant: Asia is held in partnership with Taipei Metropolis and TAICCA, with occasion companions Cathay Monetary Holdings, The State of Utah, and Gold Home.

Sundance Movie Pageant: Asia is an enlargement of Sundance Institute’s programming within the area, additional championing and selling visibility for impartial storytelling earlier than a wider international viewers. Sundance Movie Pageant: Asia is a touring occasion, shifting all through numerous cities throughout Asia. In 2022, the occasion was held in Jakarta, organized by XRM Media, IDN Occasions, and several other different events. 2023 marked the primary 12 months the pageant was hosted in Taipei, Taiwan.

About Sundance Institute

As a champion and curator of impartial tales, the nonprofit Sundance Institute gives and preserves the house for artists throughout storytelling media to create and thrive. Based in 1981 by Robert Redford, the Institute’s signature labs, granting, and mentorship packages, devoted to growing new work, happen all year long within the U.S. and internationally. Sundance Collab, a digital neighborhood platform, brings a worldwide cohort of working artists collectively to study from Sundance advisors and join with one another in a inventive house, growing and sharing works in progress.

The Sundance Movie Pageant and different public packages join audiences and artists to ignite new concepts, uncover authentic voices, and construct a neighborhood devoted to impartial storytelling. By means of the Sundance Institute artist packages, we now have supported such tasks as Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Massive Sick, Bottle Rocket, Boys Don’t Cry, Boys State, Name Me by Your Identify, Clemency, CODA, Drunktown’s Best, The Farewell, Hearth of Love, Flee, The Forty-Yr-Previous Model, Fruitvale Station, Get Out, Half Nelson, Hedwig and the Indignant Inch, Hereditary, Honeyland, The Infiltrators, The Final Black Man in San Francisco, Little Woods, Love & Basketball, Me and You and Everybody We Know, Mudbound, Nanny, Navalny, O.J.: Made in America, One Youngster Nation, Pariah, Elevating Victor Vargas, Requiem for a Dream, Reservoir Canine, RBG, Sin Nombre, Sorry to Trouble You, The Memento, Sturdy Island, Summer season of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution May Not Be Televised), Swiss Military Man, Sydney, A Thousand and One, Prime of the Lake, Strolling and Speaking, Received’t You Be My Neighbor?, and Zola.

By means of year-round artist packages, the Institute additionally nurtured the early careers of such artists as Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Gregg Araki, Darren Aronofsky, Lisa Cholodenko, Ryan Coogler, Nia DaCosta, The Daniels, David Gordon Inexperienced, Miranda July, James Mangold, John Cameron Mitchell, Kimberly Peirce, Boots Riley, Ira Sachs, Quentin Tarantino, Taika Waititi, Lulu Wang, and Chloé Zhao. Assist Sundance Institute in our dedication to uplifting daring artists and highly effective storytelling globally by making a donation at sundance.org/donate. Be part of Sundance Institute on Fb, Instagram, TikTok, X (previously Twitter), and YouTube.

About G2Go Leisure

G2Go stands for ‘雞兔狗’ or ‘Hen Rabbit Canine’, the zodiac indicators of the Taiwanese founding members eager to deliver one of the best of the tech and leisure world to Taiwan. Led by Kevin Lin, G2Go produces occasions, hosts activations, facilitates, and introduces key connections to trusted suppliers, with the easy objective of serving to elevate Taiwan’s presence within the international neighborhood.

By means of an expansive community of completed Asian and American counterparts, G2Go connects worldwide manufacturers, concepts, and other people to Taiwan, making a bridge for future collaboration and the chance for extra international publicity.

 

(Supply: Press launch from Sundance Institute)



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