Thursday is the first day of the 2013 Sundance London festival at which film fans will be treated to an amazing array of independent cinema, including twenty three international, European and UK premieres.
The films have been carefully selected by the festival organisers to bring the best that independent cinema has to London.
The four-day event takes place at London’s O2 and runs until April 28th, tickets for selected screenings and features remain available from www.sundance-london.com.
Here’s our pick of the films you wont want to miss:
Shane Carruth’s sci-fi/horror centres on Kris (Amy Seimetz), a young woman kidnapped and infected with a parasite which reduces her to an almost catatonic state. By the time she’s finally released she’s lot her home and job and must rebuild her life from scratch.
When she meets Jeff (Carruth), the pair begin to realise that they share a connection and work together to uncover what really happened to them.
With its low dialogue count and ambiguous plot Upstream Color won’t find favour with everyone, but it’s a great example of original, experimental cinema which challenges audiences to try something different.
The Moo Man
Receiving its UK premiere at Sundance, The Moo Man is a fascinating look at what it means to be an independent dairy farmer in modern Britain.
The documentary follows farmer Stephen Hook as he seeks to find new ways to make money in the face of ever growing demands for cheaper milk, and explores his relationship with the cows he farms.
Nick Ryan’s powerful exploration of the deaths of 11 mountain climbers attempting to reach the summit of K2 in August 2008 rightly won acclaim at last year’s London Film Festival.
One of the best feature documentaries of recent years, The Summit will leave you both in awe at the depths of human bravery and chilled by the loss of those whose relatives died.