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See Sundance First Looks for 25 Buzzy Films, from ‘Cat Person’ to ‘Passages’

New films from Nicole Holofcener, Ira Sachs, Brandon Cronenberg, Sebastian Silva, and more hit Park City for the festival's 2023 in-person return.



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The Sundance Film Festival makes its fully in-person return to Park City next month, from January 19 – 23, after two consecutive all-virtual events. This year’s lineup of 101 feature-length films (so far) is packed with buzzy titles, from Susanna Fogel’s “Cat Person,” based on the viral 2017 New Yorker short story about a toxic date; to “Eileen,” the Ottessa Mosghfegh adaptation starring Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway; and “Infinity Pool,” the latest sleek sci-fi from Brandon Cronenberg and starring Alexander Skarsgård and Mia Goth.

Filmmakers first-time and veteran filmmakers will land in Park City this January, bringing breakout features to the U.S., Documentary, and World Cinema Dramatic competitions, as well as in the Premieres section, among others. On the documentary side, new nonfiction offerings about the lives of Michael J. Fox, Judy Blume, and Little Richard will be presented.

The lineup includes new films from Nicole Holofcener, Ira Sachs, Brandon Cronenberg, Sebastian Silva, Cory Finley, Justin Chon, Nicole Newnham, Maite Alberdi, Roger Ross Williams, Sophie Barthes, Lana Wilson, Davis Guggenheim, Rebecca Zlotowski, Anton Corbijn, and many more.

Notable actors at this year’s festival include Jonathan Majors, Daisy Ridley, Sarah Snook, Ben Whishaw, Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Goth, Cynthia Erivo, Alia Shawkat, Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Emilia Jones, Emilia Clarke, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Phoebe Dyvenor, Alden Ehrenreich, Lily Gladstone, Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige, Nicholas Braun, Geraldine Viswanathan, Eliza Scanlen, Patti Harrison, Ayo Edebiri, Alice Englert, Harris Dickinson, Adele Exarchopoulos, and more.

IndieWire has rounded up first looks at 25 films from the lineup. See it in full here, and check back for more first looks as they roll out. All synopses come courtesy of the festival.

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