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Team Experience is looking back on past Sundance winners since we aren't attending this year. Here's Manuel on a late 90s German flick...
Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run (Lola rennt) won the 1999 Audience Award (World Cinema) at Sundance in 1999, an early accolade that would make it one of the most critically acclaimed foreign films of the year, a notion more than cemented close to a year later, when it would win the Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film, a BAFTA nomination and seven aptly titled Lola (German Film) Awards. In case you’re wondering, Germany didn’t submit Tykwer’s film as its Foreign Language Oscar entry—they went instead with the lesbian Nazi film Aimée & Jaguar, which failed to make the cut with the Academy who eventually bestowed the prize on Pedro Almodóvar’s All About My Mother.
I hadn’t revisited it since I first caught »
- Manuel Betancourt
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar
Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar returns to high drama with Julieta following the sillier escapades of 2013’s I’m So Excited. Showcasing a female driven cast headlines what is described as a ‘powerful, intense drama,’ self-produced by the director and his brother through their own production company, El Deseo. The film was recently retitled from the original Silencio in order to avoid confusion with Martin Scorsese’s 2016 title of the same name. Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suarez star as the titular protagonist, which documents the earlier events from Juliet’s life from the 1980s forward, explaining what brought her to her present day madness.
U.S. Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics »
- Nicholas Bell
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