Sundance London Film Festival 2013: The Top 5 Films To Know Now

18 April 2013 by

Ever felt a little bit envious of fancy film types, swanning around the world at various festivals, partying on fabulous yachts at Cannes, rubbing shoulders with the glitterati of Hollywood? Well, good news because Sundance is coming to London! For the second year running, the off-shoot of the original Utah film festival will bring live music, UK premieres of US indie films along with panel discussions, Q&A's and loads of exclusive events. Oh, and it starts next week! It can be hard to know exactly where to start when looking at the schedule but here are five films we think you should definitely be looking out for this year.

1. A.C.O.D

Carter is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks.  When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc on his family and forces him to face his chaotic past. Cast: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Jessica Alba, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clark Duke. (Director: Stuart Zicherman, Screenwriters: Ben Karlin, Stuart Zicherman)

2. Mud

Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and reunite him with his true love. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon. (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Nichols)

3. Running From Crazy

Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, strives for a greater understanding of her family history of suicide and mental illness. As tragedies are explored and deeply hidden secrets are revealed, Mariel searches for a way to overcome a similar fate. From two-time Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple. (Director: Barbara Kopple)

4. Upstream Colour

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. Cast: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins. Winner of a U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Sound Design at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and from the director of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic-winning film Primer. (Director and screenwriter: Shane Carruth)

5. The Look of Love

The true story of British adult magazine publisher and entrepreneur Paul Raymond. A modern day King Midas story, Raymond became one of the richest men in Britain at the cost of losing those closest to him. Cast: Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, Tamsin Egerton. (Director: Michael Winterbottom, Screenwriter: Matt Greenhalgh)


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