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Shaunak Sen on why his Sundance award-winning film All That Breathes is far more than an environmental documentary
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Shaunak Sen on why his Sundance award-winning film All That Breathes is far more than an environmental documentary

“I’m wary of bleeding-heart sentimentalism that tinges the discourse around environmentalism," says filmmaker Shaunak Sen, who feels All That Breathes, his documentary on kites in Delhi and their rescuers, is "an interspecies love story."

All That Breathes review: Shaunak Sen's Sundance winner defines the art of commentary and the craft of documentary
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All That Breathes review: Shaunak Sen's Sundance winner defines the art of commentary and the craft of documentary

What All That Breathes is really about the hunt for dignity of life in modern India — an urgent examination of what it means to be a citizen of a country reeling from its own xenophobic toxicity.

Sundance Film Festival 2022: Shaunak Sen's documentary All That Breathes wins top honour
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Sundance Film Festival 2022: Shaunak Sen's documentary All That Breathes wins top honour

All That Breathes, the only Indian film at the Sundance Film Festival which won the top prize in World Cinema Documentary Competition, is a documentary about brothers in Delhi fighting to protect the bird known as the Black Kite

Sundance Film Festival 2022 brings in renewed hopes for movies, both that challenge and comfort
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Sundance Film Festival 2022 brings in renewed hopes for movies, both that challenge and comfort

The best thing about Sundance Film Festival is that I do not have to choose. The 2022 line-up includes movies that reflect the miserable realities of contemporary life or movies that conjure alternative realities.

Sundance 2022: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan clash in undercooked and overseasoned Fresh
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Sundance 2022: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan clash in undercooked and overseasoned Fresh

For a story about the horrors of being a woman and navigating the dating industrial complex, Fresh falls some way short of its title’s promise.

Emma Thompson on nudity and ageing in Sundance sex worker comedy: 'Found it fantastically hard to do'
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Emma Thompson on nudity and ageing in Sundance sex worker comedy: 'Found it fantastically hard to do'

Emma Thompson stars in Good Luck To You, Leo Grande as a repressed former schoolteacher who pays a handsome male escort for the sexual adventures she regrets having shunned as a younger woman.

Sundance Film Festival 2022 pivots online; check out film slate, all details here
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Sundance Film Festival 2022 pivots online; check out film slate, all details here

Sundance Film Festival 2022 is armed with nine days of high profile documentaries about everyone from Kanye West and Princess Diana to Lucille Ball and Bill Cosby, virtual gatherings and filmmaker Q&As.

Grammy Awards postponed; Sundance Film Festival to run online amid Omicron risk concerns
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Grammy Awards postponed; Sundance Film Festival to run online amid Omicron risk concerns

The Grammy Awards were postponed weeks before the planned Los Angeles ceremony, signalling what could be the start of another year of pandemic upheaval for awards season.

Sundance mandates full COVID-19 vaccination for all in-person attendees at 2022 film festival in Utah
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Sundance mandates full COVID-19 vaccination for all in-person attendees at 2022 film festival in Utah

Festival director Tabitha Jackson said everyone from volunteers to filmmakers and pass holders attending the festival in Utah or Sundance-affiliated events would have to have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sundance Film Festival will launch in Asia in late summer with films from 2021 festival
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Sundance Film Festival will launch in Asia in late summer with films from 2021 festival

Organisers at the Sundance Institute said they intend to explore other Asian cities for future editions.

Sundance 2021: Five unmissable documentaries, from Flee, Summer Of Soul to The Sparks Brothers
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Sundance 2021: Five unmissable documentaries, from Flee, Summer Of Soul to The Sparks Brothers

Rounding up our week-long escape to the virtual Sundance, here's a selection of five unmissable documentaries.

Rebuilding Paradise exhibits an idyllic town's resilience to rise from the aftermath of 2018 Camp wildfires
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Rebuilding Paradise exhibits an idyllic town's resilience to rise from the aftermath of 2018 Camp wildfires

Rebuilding Paradise, a documentary directed by Ron Howard, focuses on the colossal cleanup and rebuilding efforts after the 8 November, 2018, California wildfires that killed 85 people and destroyed some 18,000 buildings.

Sundance Film Festival 2021: Robin Wright discusses directing and starring in her feature debut Land
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Sundance Film Festival 2021: Robin Wright discusses directing and starring in her feature debut Land

Robin Wright said she faced unprecedented challenges shooting Land across 29 days in remote Alberta, Canada, where her team constructed a log cabin at 8,000 feet

Watch: Trailer of Flee, Riz Ahmed, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's animated Sundance documentary released
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Watch: Trailer of Flee, Riz Ahmed, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's animated Sundance documentary released

Flee, which tells the story of a man's journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan, had its premiere Sundance Film Festival 2021 on 28 January.

Sundance 2021 first impressions: In the Same Breath, In the Earth, Knocking, The Pink Cloud, How It Ends
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Sundance 2021 first impressions: In the Same Breath, In the Earth, Knocking, The Pink Cloud, How It Ends

Mining the woes of our fluid reality, this year's line-up captures the dissonance we've all felt under long stretches of self-isolation.

Cannes Film Festival likely to get postponed post rise in coronavirus cases in Europe
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Cannes Film Festival likely to get postponed post rise in coronavirus cases in Europe

The festival, scheduled for 11 to 22 May, could be postponed to sometime between the end of June and July, an official confirmed

Sundance Film Festival unveils 2021 lineup, including Robin Wright, Rebecca Hall's debut directorials
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Sundance Film Festival unveils 2021 lineup, including Robin Wright, Rebecca Hall's debut directorials

Over half of the feature films this year are from first-time directors and across the 140 total projects, 50 percent were directed by one or more women and 51 percent by one or more artists of colour.

Sundance Film Festival opts for predominantly virtual 2021 edition, will host socially distanced screenings
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Sundance Film Festival opts for predominantly virtual 2021 edition, will host socially distanced screenings

Sundance Film Festival will premiere over 70 films on a custom online platform during the seven-day event, beginning on 28 January 2021, and will also hold screenings in several US states including Alabama, California and Ohio.

Netflix issues apology following outrage over 'inappropriate artwork' for French film Cuties
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Netflix issues apology following outrage over 'inappropriate artwork' for French film Cuties

The apology from Netflix comes after a petition in Change.org demanded Cuties be removed from the streaming platform for "sexualising an eleven-year-old."

Ridley Scott, Kevin Mcdonald reunite for sequel to crowd-sourced 2010 YouTube documentary Life in a Day
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Ridley Scott, Kevin Mcdonald reunite for sequel to crowd-sourced 2010 YouTube documentary Life in a Day

Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald's Life in a Day will compile user-generated footage from a single date