Sundance 2012

Movies from Sundance 2012
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1.
Thérèse (2012)
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An unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures. (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller
“ (Will serve as the festival's closing film)

Category: Competition
 ” - azurerat
 
2.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ The restored cut will premiere at Cannes, including 40 additional minutes of footage. ” - azurerat
 
3.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
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A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ (Will serve as the festival's opening film)

Category: Competition
 ” - azurerat
 
4.
Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
5.
Holy Motors (2012)
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
6.
Cosmopolis (2012)
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Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. (109 mins.)
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
7.
The Paperboy (2012)
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A reporter returns to his Florida home-town to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. (107 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
8.
Killing Them Softly (2012)
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Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
9.
Reality (2012)
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Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. (116 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
10.
Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
11.
Lawless (2012)
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Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits. (116 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
12.
In Another Country (2012)
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A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort. (89 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
13.
The Taste of Money (2012)
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Newly-hired gofer Young-Jak Joo becomes a key pawn in a powerful South Korean corporate-crime family obsessed with sex... (115 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Im
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
14.
Like Someone in Love (2012)
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In Tokyo, a young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days. (109 mins.)
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
15.
The Angels' Share (2012)
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Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
16.
In the Fog (2012)
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Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces impossible moral choice. (127 mins.)
Director: Sergey Loznitsa
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
17.
Beyond the Hills (2012)
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The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. (150 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
18.
Mud (2012)
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Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. (130 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
19.
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012)
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From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d'Anthac gathers together all his friends who have... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
20.
Post Tenebras Lux (2012)
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Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another. (115 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
21.
On the Road (2012)
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Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. (124 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
22.
Paradise: Love (2012)
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Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business. (120 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
23.
The Hunt (2012)
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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
“ Category: Competition ” - azurerat
 
24.
Miss Lovely (2012)
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A Hindi feature film set in the lower depths of Bombay's "C" grade film industry. Miss Lovely follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sleazy horror films in the mid-1980s. (113 mins.)
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia
“ Category: Un Certain Regard ” - azurerat
 
25.
Antiviral (2012)
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In a blackly satirical near future, a thriving industry sells celebrity illnesses to their obsessed fans. Employee Syd March's attempts to exploit the system backfire when they involve him in a potentially deadly mystery. (108 mins.)
“ Category: Un Certain Regard ” - azurerat
 
26.
7 Days in Havana (2012)
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A lesbian, an aspiring actor, an aspiring singer, a low-class marriage, a neighborhood community and 2 renowned directors have memorable less-than-24-hour-long experiences while living in/visiting the capital of Cuba. (129 mins.)
“ Category: Un Certain Regard ” - azurerat
 
27.
Le grand soir (2012)
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The film tells the story of 2 brothers. One punk, one salesman. The salesman get laid off, and slowly becomes a punk like his brother. (92 mins.)
“ Category: Un Certain Regard ” - azurerat
 
28.
Laurence Anyways (2012)
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A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover. (168 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
“ Category: Un Certain Regard ” - azurerat
 
29.
Our Children (2012)
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Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children... (111 mins.)
Director: Joachim Lafosse
“ Category: Un Certain Regard ” - azurerat
 
30.
White Elephant (2012)
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While working alongside his long-time friend and colleague in building a hospital for the residents of a Buenos Aries shantytown, a troubled priest finds solace in a young, atheist social worker. (105 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
“ Category: Un Certain Regard ” - azurerat
 
31.
Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)
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Paris, 1830: Octave, betrayed by his mistress, sinks into despair and debauchery. His father's death leads him to the country where he meets Brigitte... (120 mins.)
Director: Sylvie Verheyde
“ Category: Un Certain Regard ” - azurerat
 
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“ Category: Un Certain Regard ” - azurerat
 
33.
Me and You (2012)
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An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement. (103 mins.)
“ Category: Out of Competition ” - azurerat
 
34.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
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Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. (93 mins.)
“ Category: Out of Competition ” - azurerat
 
35.
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer. (155 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ Category: Out of Competition ” - azurerat
 
36.
Dracula 3D (2012)
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Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood. (110 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ Category: Out of Competition - Midnight Screenings ” - azurerat
 
37.
For Love's Sake (2012)
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Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai... (133 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Category: Out of Competition - Midnight Screenings ” - azurerat
 
38.
Garbage in the Garden of Eden (2012 Documentary)
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Villagers in Turkey's Black Sea village of Camburnu struggle with the government's decision to turn their community into a garbage dump. (85 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
“ Category: Out of Competition - Special Screenings ” - azurerat
 
39.
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about Roman Polanski, the man and filmmaker. Roman Polanski speaks about his eventful life story and career in conversation with Andrew Braunsberg, his former business partner, producer, and friend of many years. (90 mins.)
“ Category: Out of Competition - Special Screenings ” - azurerat
 
40.
Villegas (2012)
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After a long time without seeing each other, two cousins, Esteban and Pipa, have to drive together to their grand-father's funeral in Villegas... (99 mins.)
Director: Gonzalo Tobal
“ Category: Out of Competition - Special Screenings ” - azurerat
 
41.
M Hotel (2011 Short Film)
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(15 mins.)
“ Category: Short Film Competition ” - azurerat
 
42.
Mi santa mirada (2012 Short Film)
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Samy is a quiet and solitary man who lives from the drug business. The most important things in his life are his younger brother... (15 mins.)
“ Category: Short Film Competition ” - azurerat
 
43.
The Chair (2012 Short Film)
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THE CHAIR is the story of one boy's reaction to a mysterious outbreak of poisonous mold in his small, rural town. (10 mins.)
Director: Grainger David
“ Category: Short Film Competition ” - azurerat
 
44.
Yardbird (2012 Short Film)
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A young girl who lives in a remote wrecking yard takes on the local bullies when they travel out to torment her father. (13 mins.)
Director: Michael Spiccia
“ Category: Short Film Competition ” - azurerat
 
45.
Cockaigne (2011 Short Film)
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A Ukrainian father, Danilo, and his two sons, Olek and Andriy, travel from Kiev to Brussels in the hope to find better life conditions. They become victims of exploitation and humiliation. (13 mins.)
Director: Emilie Verhamme
“ Category: Short Film Competition ” - azurerat
 
46.
Riyoushi (2012 Short Film)
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(38 mins.)
Director: Shôichi Akino
“ Category: Cinefondation Selection ” - azurerat
 
47.
Tambylles (2012)
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An eighteen-year-old delinquent was recently released from a juvenile detention center. He returns to... (58 mins.)
“ Category: Cinefondation Selection ” - azurerat
 
48.
The Ballad of Finn + Yeti (2012 Short Film)
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Street busker Finn goes dumpster diving and finds herself transported into a wild trash forest populated by a mischievous Yeti that forces her to confront her animal nature. (19 mins.)
Director: Meryl O'Connor
“ Category: Cinefondation Selection ” - azurerat
 
49.
Could See a Puma (2011 Short Film)
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The accident leads a group of young boys from the high roofs of their neighborhood, passing through its destruction, to the deepest of the earth. (18 mins.)
“ Category: Cinefondation Selection ” - azurerat