2010 Sundance: World Cinema Dramas/Docos

One hundred and thirteen feature-length films are set to screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival from January 21st-31st in Park City, Utah.

Fourteen titles are on show this year in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition category, and twelve titles make up the World Cinema Documentary Competition category:


“All That I Love” (Poland)
Cast: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Jakub Gierszal, Mateusz Banasiuk, Olga Frycz
Director: Jacek Borcuch
Four small-town teenagers who form a punk rock band in 1981 during the growth of the Solidarity movement. North American premiere.

“Animal Kingdom” (Australia)
Cast: Guy Pearce, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Luke Ford
Director: David Michod
Centers upon a 17-year-old boy who, in the wake of his mother’s death, is thrust precariously between a criminal family and a detectives who hopes to save him. World premiere.

“Boy” (New Zealand)
Cast: Taika Waititi, James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone
Director: Taika Waititi
A study of how two young brothers reconciles fantasy with reality when their father returns home after many years. World premiere.

“Four Lions” (U.K.)
Cast: Chris Wilson, Kevin Eldon
Director: Chris Morris
A comedy about some self-styled British jihadis. World premiere.

“Grown Up Movie Star” (Canada)
Cast: Shawn Doyle, Tatiana Maslany, Jonny Harris, Mark O’Brien
Director: Adriana Maggs
Centers on a teenage girl left to care for her rural father when her mother runs away. U.S. premiere.

“The Man Next Door” (Argentina)
Cast: Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Araoz, Eugenia Alonso, Ines Budassi
Director: Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat
Two neighbors who clash over a wall separating their properties. International premiere.

“Me Too” (Spain)
Cast: Pablo Pineda, Lola Duenas, Antonio Naharro, Isabel Garcia Lorca
Director: Alvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro
About the unconventional relationship between a 34-year-old college-educated man with Down syndrome and his free-spirited co-worker. International premiere.

“Nuummioq” (Greenland)
Cast: Lars Rosing, Angunnguaq Larsen, Julie Berthelsen, Morten Rose
Director: Otto Rosing and Torben Bech
A contemporary story of how a young man pieces together aspects of his past and gets on with his life while journeying through Greenland’s imposing landscapes. World premiere.

“Peepli Live” (India)
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak
Director: Anusha Rizvi
A satire about the media frenzy created when an impoverished farmer announces that he’ll commit suicide so his family can receive government compensation.

“Son of Babylon” (Iraq)
Cast: Yasser Talib, Shazda Hussein, Bashir Al-Majid
Director: Mohamed Al Daradji
The tale of a young Kurdish boy and his grandmother as they travel through Iraq searching for the remains of their father/son in the wake of Saddam Hussein’s fall from power. International premiere.

“Southern District” (Bolivia)
Cast: Ninon del Castillo, Pascual Loayza, Nicolas Fernandez
Director: Juan Carlos Valdivia
A look at social change that envelopes an upper-class family in La Paz, Bolivia. North American premiere.

“The Temptation of St. Tony” (Estonia)
Cast: Taavi Eelmaa, Rain Tolk, Tiina Tauraite, Katarina Lauk
Director: Veiko Ounpuu
Centers upon a mid-level manager with an aversion to being “good” who confronts life mysteries as he loses his grasp on his once-quiet life. World premiere.

“Undertow” (Colombia-France-Germany-Peru)
Cast: Cristian Mercado, Manolo Cardona, Tatiana Astengo
Director: Javier Fuentes-Leon
An offbeat ghost story in which a married fisherman on the Peruvian seaside tries to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within the town’s rigid traditions. North American premiere.

“Vegetarian” (South Korea)
Cast: Chea Min-seo, Kim Hyun-sung, Kim Yeo-jin
Director: Lim Woo-seong
A housewife whose strange dreams and resulting meat aversion cause trouble with her husband and attract the interest of her artist brother-in-law. International premiere.


“Enemies of the People” (Cambodia-U.K.)
Director: Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath
Recounts the shocking revelations that ensue when a young journalist whose family was killed by the Khmer Rouge befriends the perpetrators of the Killing Fields genocide. World premiere.

“A Film Unfinished” (Germany-Israel)
Director: Yael Hersonski
Film found in Nazi archives reveals the means used to stage Warsaw ghetto life. World premiere.

“Fix Me” (France-Palestinian Territories-Switzerland)
Director: Raed Andoni
The director seeks different forms of help for a relentless headache in his hometown of Ramallah. International premiere.

“His and Hers” (Ireland)
Director: Ken Wardrop
Seventy Irish women offer insights into the relationships between women and men. World premiere.

“Kick in Iran” (Germany)
Director: Fatima Geza Abdollahyan
Follows the struggles of the first female Taekwondo fighter from Iran to qualify for the Olympic Games. World premiere.

“Last Train Home” (Canada)
Director: Fan Lixin
Focuses on the ordeals of a Chinese migrant worker who, along with many others, tries to reunite with a distant family. U.S. premiere.

“The Red Chapel” (Denmark)
Director: Mads Bruegger
About a journalist without scruples, a self-proclaimed spastic and a comedian travel to North Korea under the guise of a cultural exchange visit to challenge the totalitarian regime. U.S. premiere.

“Russian Lessons” (Georgia-Germany-Norway)
Director: Olga Konskaya and Andrei Nekrasov
Looks into ethnic cleansing in Georgia revealed by an investigation of Russian actions during the 2008 war. World premiere.

“Secrets of the Tribe” (Brazil)
Director: Jose Padiha
Examines the scandal and infighting within the academic anthropology community regarding the representation and exploitation of indigenous Indian in the Amazon Basin. World premiere.

“Sins of My Father” (Argentina-Colombia)
Director: Nicolas Entel
Delves into the life and times of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar through the eyes of his son, who fled Colombia to lead his own life. North American premiere.

“Space Tourists” (Switzerland)
Director: Christian Frei
A humorous look at billionaires who pay large sums to travel into outer space for fun. North American premiere.

“Waste Land” (U.K.)
Director: Lucy Walker
Reveals how lives are transformed when international artist Vik Muniz collaborates with garbage picker in the world’s largest landfill in Rio de Janeiro. World premiere.