07 Jul 21
Documentaries at Sundance London have produced some of the festival show-stoppers in recent years including 2019's Hail, Satan and Audience-Award winner Icarus (Audience Award-winner in 2018).
This year, the festival's documentary features share an equally impactful cinematic experience.
Sam Hobkinson's Misha and The Wolves stylishly blends re-enactments, interviews, and archival footage to tell a vivid story about truth, deception, and self-preservation.
Writing With Fire acts as an electrifying reminder to never underestimate the strength of a woman who's had enough.
Co-directors Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri's The Most Beautiful Boy In The World is a thoughtful and quietly devastating meditation on obsession, trauma, and the cost of fame, telling the story of Björn Andrésen, and the burden he faced as a consequence of being proclaimed to be "the world's most beautiful boy."
Nanfu Wang's In The Same Breath, which builds a damning indictment of Chinese and American leadership's response to the pandemic, signals her return to the Festival following her 2019 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning documentary One Child Nation.
Don't miss Shaping The Truth - Documentary Ethics and Filmmaking where our filmmakers join the panel for a wide-ranging discussion. Hosted by Doc Society's Shanida Scotland and featuring guests including directors Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri (The Most Beautiful Boy In The World), and Sam Hobkinson (Misha and the Wolves). The guests will discuss filmmaking practice, ethics and responsibility in documentary, when it comes to questions of truth, authenticity and duty to real world subjects.
Sundance Film Festival: London returns to Picturehose Central, 29 July to 1 August. Explore the programme and book tickets at PICTUREHOUSES.COM/SUNDANCE
You know when a romcom hits Cupid’s target, because it makes you fall back in love with love. Rye Lane does that with a hip, heartfelt ode to London’s infinite variety.
Facing off against giant dragons and a trio of immortal beings with a powerful new weapon, Shazam! Fury Of The Gods will be Billy’s biggest endurance test yet.
This thoroughly British comedy about care for the elderly and our beloved NHS – which marks its 75th anniversary this year – comes from the pens of national treasure Alan Bennett.
The festival’s back for its 10th edition and kicks off with Charlotte Regan’s Scrapper.
Join the Phoenix from 15 March for special film screenings and celebrations to mark their 110th birthday. Titles include Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, a preview of Cannes prize-winner The Eight Mountains, plus quizzes, special offers, and more.