Sundance Film Festival: London 2018

Sundance Film Festival: London returned to Picturehouse Central 31 May-3 June 2018.

The festival presented twelve feature films from this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected for London by the Sundance Institute programming team in collaboration with Picturehouse. The festival opened with the UK premiere of Jennifer Fox's The Tale, starring Laura Dern and Elizabeth Debicki, which paved the way for a weekend of bold female-focused stories. The festival closed four days later with the UK premiere of Leave No Trace, Debra Granik's highly anticipated follow-up to the Academy Award®-nominated Winter's Bone.

Amid the film industry's current period of dramatic change and intense reflection, this year's Sundance Film Festival: London provided an exciting opportunity for the US and UK film industries to connect and discuss our past, present and future. As movements such as Time's Up and #MeToo continue to highlight inequality in the film industry, Sundance London asked #WhatNext? With seven out of the twelve films showcased at this year's Sundance Film Festival: London directed by women, along with a thrilling array of female leads on screen, the selection championed female voices and highlighted some of the broad and excellent women-led work direct from Sundance Utah.

Filmmakers and guests in attendance at this year's festival included Toni Collette and Ari Aster for Hereditary, Idris Elba for Yardie, Ethan Hawke for First Reformed, Desiree Akhavan for The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Crystal Moselle and cast for Skate Kitchen.

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