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Sundance: 2008 Festival Film List

Sundance is nothing if not complicated. This year, over eleven days, a total of 125 feature films–selected from a pool of 3,624 submissions from 34 countries–will be screened to an estimated 50,000 visitors in Park City, Utah. Keeping all those films straight is hard enough for the professionals, so here’s a quick list to keep you up-to-date.

  • DRAMATIC COMPETITION

AMERICAN SON (Director: Neil Abramson; Screenwriter: Eric Schmid)

ANYWHERE, USA (Director: Anthony (Chusy) Haney-Jardine; Screenwriters: Anthony (Chusy) Haney-Jardine, Jennifer Macdonald)

BALLAST (Director and Screenwriter: Lance Hammer)

CHOKE (Director and Screenwriter: Clark Gregg)

NANCY (Director: Johan Renck; Screenwriters: Pamela Cuming, Lee Ross)

FROZEN RIVER (Director and Screenwriter: Courtney Hunt)

GOOD DICK (Director and Screenwriter: Marianna Palka)

THE LAST WORD (Director and Screenwriter: Geoff Haley)

PITTSBURGH (Director and Screenwriter: Rawson Marshall Thurber)

NORTH STARR (Director and Screenwriter: Matthew Stanton)

PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND (Director and Screenwriter: Daniel Barnz)

PRETTY BIRD (Director and Screenwriter: Paul Schneider)

SLEEP DEALER (Director: Alex Rivera; Screenwriters: Alex Rivera, David Riker)

SUGAR (Directors and Screenwriters: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck)

SUNSHINE CLEANING (Director: Christine Jeffs; Screenwriter: Megan
Holley)

THE WACKNESS (Director and Screenwriter: Jonathan Levine)

  • DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

AN AMERICAN SOLDIER (Director and Screenwriter: Edet Belzberg)

AMERICAN TEEN (Director and Screenwriter: Nanette Burstein)

BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER

FUEL (Director and Screenwriter: Josh Tickell)

FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER (Director: Irena Salina)

WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON (Director: Alex Gibney)

THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO (Director and Screenwriter:
Lisa F. Jackson)

I.O.U.S.A. (Director: Patrick Creadon)

NERAKHOON (THE BETRAYAL) (Director: Ellen Kuras; Co-Director:
Thavisouk Phrasavath; Screenwriters: Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath)

THE ORDER OF MYTHS (Director: Margaret Brown)

PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE (Director and Screenwriter: Steven Sebring)

ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED (Director: Marina Zenovich; Screenwriters: Marina Zenovich, Joe Bini, P.G. Morgan)

SECRECY (Directors: Peter Galison, Robb Moss)

SLINGSHOT HIP HOP (Director: Jackie Reem Salloum)

TRACES OF THE TRADE: A STORY FROM THE DEEP NORTH (Director:
Katrina Browne; Co-Directors: Alla Kovgan, Jude Ray; Screenwriters: Katrina Browne,
Alla Kovgan)

TROUBLE THE WATER (Directors: Tia Lessin, Carl Deal)

THE WOMEN OF BRUKMAN (LES FEMMES DE LA BRUKMAN)/ Canada (Director and Screenwriter: Isaac Isitan)

YASUKUNI/ Japan (Director and Screenwriter: Li Ying)

  • WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION

ABSURDISTAN/ Germany (Director: Veit Helmer; Screenwriters: Veit Helmer, Zaza Buadze,
Gordan Mihic, Ahmet Golbol)

BLUE EYELIDS (PÁRPADOS AZULES)/ Mexico (Director: Ernesto Contreras; Screenwriter: Carlos
Contreras)

CAPTAIN ABU RAED/ Jordan (Director and Screenwriter: Amin Matalqa)

THE DRUMMER (JIN. GWU)/ Hong Kong/ Taiwan/ Germany (Director and Screenwriter: Kenneth Bi)

I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A GANGSTER (J’AI TOUJOURS RÊVÉ D’ÊTRE UN GANGSTER)/France (Director and Screenwriter: Samuel Benchetrit)

JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY (KÆRLIGHED PÅ FILM)/ Denmark (Director and Screenwriter: Ole Borendal)

KING OF PING PONG (PING PONGKINGEN)/ Sweden (Director: Jens Jonsson; Screenwriters:
Jens Jonsson, Hans Gunnarson)

MÁNCORA/ Spain/Peru (Director: Ricardo de Montreuil; Screenwriter: Oscar Torres)

MEGANE (GLASSES)/ Japan (Director and Screenwriter: Naoko Ogigami)

MERMAID (RUSALKA)/ Russia (Director and Screenwriter: Anna Melikyan)

PERRO COME PERRO (DOG EAT DOG)/ Colombia (Director: Carlos Moreno; Screenwriters: Alonso Torres, Carlos Moreno)

RIPRENDIMI (GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE)/ Italy (Director: Anna Negri; Screenwriters:
Anna Negri, Giovanna Mori)

STRANGERS/ Israel (Directors and Screenwriters: Erez Tadmor, Guy Nattiv) International Premiere

UNDER THE BOMBS (SOUS LES BOMBES)/ Lebanon (Director: Philippe Aractingi; Screenwriters: Philippe Aractingi,Michel Léviant)

THE WAVE (DIE WELLE)/ Germany (Director: Dennis Gansel; Screenwriters: Dennis Gansel and Peter Thorwarth)

THE WIND AND THE WATER (BURWA DII EBO)/ Panama (Directors and Screenwriters: A
collective collaboration)

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