Hello from Snowy Park City Utah. We are here for the Sundance Film Festival and wanted to share some wonderful films we have seen so far so you can keep an eye out for them this year. Stay tuned for more detailed reviews and additional films.
1 - Happiness, from Thomas Balmes the director of Babies comes this wonderful doc shot in Bhutan. The cinematography, sound design and editing are all great. Completely observational, as the director told us he had hoped, the film really does play like a fiction feature. One of those docs you know will travel the world very well and charm audiences wherever it goes.
2- Infinitely Polar Bear - cannot speak more highly of this first feature from director Maya Forbes starring Mark Ruffalo who plays a father with bi-polar. The story is based on the directors childhood and is equally as poignant as it is laugh out loud hilarious. The entire cast are wonderful and we cannot wait to see it again, and again.
3- Boyhood, 12 years in the making this unique feature from Richard Linklater was a late addition to the Sundance program and the buzz around the film has been strong, well, for years. And for good reason, its a real joy to watch and the Q&A after the premiere was great fun too. Warning, Ethan Hawkes performance may make you want to be a daggy dad!
4 - 52 Tuesdays, from South Australian director Sophie Hyde comes this innovative feature that was shot as the name suggests, over 52 Tuesday in one year. Special mention to Del, Tilly and Imogen for their performances. Find out more about the film and their interactive app My 52 Tuesdays here