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    Why 38 Films Sold at Sundance, Many of Them Dark

    An attractive young woman escapes from an oppressive cult and suffers from the lingering trauma; another woman kills a pregnant lady and her young child in a car accident and then tries to make amends with the aggrieved husband.

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    Countdown to the Oscars: Biutiful

    Surprising in many ways, Biutiful is nominated for two Oscars. Not only is it one of the 5 nominees in the Best Foreign Language category (Mexico), Javier Bardem is also nominated in the Best Actor category. It played in Cannes last spring, where it won a Best Actor prize for Javier Bardem. Roadside Attractions distributing in the U.S. After its December 1 week qualifying run, it is the very first film to debut theatrically after screening at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Playing opposite Kaboom, the weekend’s other major specialty debut, it had a strong opening likely in large part to its somewhat surprising best actor nomination. On...

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    The 2011 Sundance Snowflake: Take a Closer Look

    The 27th edition of the Sundance Film Festival came to a close last Saturday with "Like Crazy" and "How to Die In Oregon" taking top honors in the U.S. competition. Over the ten day event, festival goers were treated to a moving graphic image of a lone snowflake - just like the one in the official 2...

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    International Sales Agent Wide at Sundance, Rotterdam and Berlin

    Wide is proud that its new acquisition, The Mill and the Cross by Lech Majewski, is having its World Premiere at Sundance and its European Premiere at Rotterdam. The Director Lech Majewski changes the way art is portrayed on film, pioneering a new method to “enter” a painting and to create a narrative based on its depicted figures, performed by live actors. In post-production, Majewski painstakingly layered various elements: for example, he added an actor shot in front of a blue screen to several layers of both painted backdrops and location footage, enhanced by digital footage of a majestic sky shot in New Zealand. This process allowed the ...

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    FUTURES | Five To Watch From The Sundance Film Festival

    In the eleven day whirlwind that was the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, quite a few new faces stood out to indieWIRE. Among the festival's big talents, iW caught up with five up-and-comers that may very well be seen more in front of the camera going forward...

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    Sundance 2011: A Complete Guide To All The Films

    This is indieWIRE's frequently updated guide to the festival's films, divided by program, with links to reviews, interviews and criticWIRE grades (currently, hundreds of grades have been entered so click on each film page to see what films critics and bloggers think are the best of Sundance 2011).

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    OWN Buys Another Sundance Title for the Doc Club

    Oprah Winfrey Network has added another member to its Documentary Film Club with Yoav Potash's "Crime After Crime," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Competition.

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    Sundance Wrap | A Good Year and a Commercial One

    This was considered a good year for the Sundance Film Festival, both artistically and commercially. Program aspects that received a positive response also found distribution, and hopefully will continue to make headlines when they hit theaters. If Sundance provides a window into the near future, thi...

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    Sundance 2011 | Rounding Up iW's Coverage, Neatly Packaged

    The 2011 Sundance Film Festival may be, as described by one person we overheard, the event that brought independent film "out of the recession." Even before the festival began, indieWIRE was reporting on deals and acquisitions that continued through the entire 10-day event. One night during the week...

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    "Take Shelter" and "Project Nim" Top indieWIRE Sundance Poll

    Jeff Nichols' "Take Shelter" and James Marsh's "Project Nim" were selected as the best narrative and documentary films at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in a poll of film critics and bloggers conducted over the weekend by indieWIRE. The choices were in considerable contrast to the awards themselves...

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