The 2023 Sundance Film Festival’s buzziest and best films break new ground, challenging genre categories and creating dynamic characters like action-comedy stuntwoman Leah Khan. polite societyor complex young parents Ines Thousand and one.
This year’s Sundance Film Festival premiered some of the year’s most exciting films, screening in person in Park City, Utah, as well as showing films online. The selection was huge, with some already making it to the top after the first in-person awards ceremony since 2020. The Grand Prix of the US Dramatic Competition was won by filmmaker Her A.V. Rockwell for “A Thousand and One”. The award went to Charlotte Regan’s “Scrapper”.
Not every movie that premiered at Sundance won an award, but it’s sure to be one that’s been picked up by streamers and studios and people won’t stop talking about it this year. We delve into the best and most discussed Sundance movies of 2023 below.
London teenager Lia Khan (Priya Kansala) dreams of professional stunts and her inner anger doesn’t match her physical prowess. At least until she becomes the catalyst to rescue her sister Lena (Litu Aria) from her horrifying fate of marriage. polite society According to the plot synopsis, it’s a “loving anarchic mashup of genres (action-comedy, heist, martial arts, Bollywood, social horror)”, and as a viewer, watching filmmaker Nida Manzoor was very It’s fun(We Are Lady parts) deftly blends all these elements in her flashy and unique feature debut. The stunts are often funny but totally intense, capturing specific brutality between the sisters in extreme fight scenes. I’m here. Her Cheshire Cat smile makes the dynamic between her and Leah all the more fun to watch on screen.
mockumentary comedy theater camp It combines a truly flawless cast with an embrace of the cranky theater kid hiding in all of us for a self-aware yet ultimately charming impersonation. ) fell into a coma, her brother-son Troy (Jimmy Tatro) reluctantly took over the camp, and a crew of camp instructors (including Ben Platt, Molly Gordon, Nathan Lee Graham, Noah Galvin, and Owen Thiele) I am serious about my work. (They often spout lines like, “To act is to choose to remember and then forget.”) Meanwhile, Ayo Edebiri’s Janet has no acting experience and is often insufferable with new colleagues. As a new teacher with strong skepticism, it’s very interesting.if you love Gree, Camp Rock 2, lady bird Musical theater scene, Patti Harrison, this is the movie for you.