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Sundance reveals 2018 feature film lineup

Thu, Nov. 30, 2017
CAIRO – 30 November 2017: Sundance unveils its 2018 film festival lineup, bringing together over 110 independent films from 29 countries, which will be screened in Park City, Utah between January 18 and January 28, 2018.

Amongst the notable titles coming to the festival is Idris Elba’s directorial debut, “Yardie,” an adaptation of a 1993 novel by Victor Headley. Set in the 1970's, the crime-drama follows a Jamaican sent on a mission to London to deal with his past
Another major debut at the festival is the Netflix documentary “Seeing Allred,” which focuses on Attorney Gloria Allred whose clients have gone up against powerful men like Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump. Using archival footage and interviews, the documentary provides an intimate look at Allred’s personal and professional life; the film’s release is a timely statement on the wave of sexual harassment allegations that have come forward as of late.

Other interesting films being shown at Sundance include an alternative “Hamlet” adaptation, “Ophelia” featuring Daisy Ridley of “Star Wars” fame. Keira Knightley stars in “Laggies,” a biopic about French novelist Colette. Colin Firth also has a biopic about writer Oscar Wilde later life, titled “The Happy Prince.”

Robert Redford, acclaimed actor, director and founder of the Sundance Institute issued this statement on the Sundance official blog:

“The work of independent storytellers can challenge and possibly change culture, illuminating our world’s imperfections and possibilities. This year’s Festival is full of artfully-told stories that provoke thought, drive empathy and allow the audience to connect, in deeply personal ways, to the universal human experience.”
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