15 January 2009

Sundance Film Festival: The ones to watch

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Our (really rather cold) feet may be in Britain but our hearts are in Utah today where the Sundance Film Festival 2009 kicks off. But whilst yes, we're obsessed with who turns up - please Paris, stay away - and what they wear to glam up the snow, it's all about the movies. Here's our ones to watch:

As huge fans of BBC comedy The Thick of It, we can't wait to see In the Loop, also written by Armando Iannucci and featuring our favourite character from the show, venomous spin doctor Malcolm Tucker. The political satire also stars Steve Coogan and The Sopranos' star James Gandolfini.

We're also desperate to see An Education - Nick Hornby's adaptation of Lynne Barber's memoir of her an affair with an older man during the 1960s, starring Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Sally Hawkins, Emma Thompson and Alfred Molina. Let's hope it's as steamy, glamorous and British as it sounds!

And who could resist a peek inside the glamorous world of Vogue in documentary The September Issue? The crew had unprecedented access to Anna Wintour and her underlings for nine months and we can't wait to see if we can some Devil Wears Prada moments - not to mention casting our eyes over La Wintour's working wardrobe.

We're also tipping Bronson for success at the festival. In an astonishing performance Tom Hardy has you rooting for Britain's most notorious prisoner, Charles Bronson. Watch the trailer here.

Elsewhere, Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz star in Push - the story of Harlem's Prescious Jones (Can. You. Imagine??) London's East End plays host to a quirky romance in Unmade Beds, Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor share a kiss in prison romance I Love You Philip Morris and documentary Afghan Star tells the story of Kabul's version of the X-factor.

So that's the movies dealt with. Check back tomorrow - and next week - for the daily Sundance fashion low-down.


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