The dramatic comedy based on “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani’s courtship with his wife was seen as a hot acquisition title going into the festival.
An honestly told story about the messiness of human relationships, this period comedy represents a huge step forward for everyone involved.
The filmmaker spent a decade making off-kilter comedies that became one of the festival circuit’s best-kept secrets. It wasn’t an easy ride.
IndieWire asked Sundance filmmakers how the election changed the way they viewed their films and careers. Their answers are as varied as their films.
The festival runs from January 19 – 29 in Park City, Utah.