New films headlined by Kristen Stewart, Pedro Pascal, Saoirse Ronan and Aubrey Plaza will premiere at the 40th edition of Sundance Film Festival, slated to take place between January 18 and 28, in Utah, US.
Among 82 feature-length films from 24 countries, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s debut production Girls Will Be Girls is the only film from India to be screened at the festival.
Stewart, who was previously at the festival with Cerian Women (2016) and Lizzie (2018), will return with Love Me — a movie that follows the romance of a satellite and a buoy who meet online after humanity’s extinction. It will be part of the main dramatic competition alongside Suncoast starring Laura Linney and Woody Harrelson, Exhibiting Forgiveness starring Andre Holland and Temple starring Jason Schwartzman.
Four-time Oscar nominee Ronan will also return to Sundance with The Outrun, playing a woman returning home to confront her troubled past. The movie will be screened alongsideSebastian Stan’s A Different Man, Pedro Pascal’s Freaky Tales, Lucy Liu’s Presence, Aubrey Plaza’s My Old Ass and Jesse Eisenberg’s Sasquatch Sunset.
The gritty and gory Midnight section will feature Cruella star Emma Stone-produced I Saw the TV Glow, The White Lotus actress Brittany O’Grady-starrer It’s What’s Inside and Kristen Stewart-led Love Lies Bleeding.
Documentaries screened at Sundance will include Eno, a close look on Brian Eno, the legendary music producer of David Bowie, U2 and Talking Heads. Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story will focus on how Reeves’s career kicked off after he became the face of Superman.
An Indian-American documentary, Nocturnes, exploring the night sky seen from the eastern Himalayas will also be part of this year’s festival, which is also going to showcase documentaries on Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, the Amazon Labour Union (ALO) and the new wave band Devo.