Sundance Film Festival
January 20 - 30, 2011
Park City, Utah, USA
The Sundance Film Festival will again present a wide selection of U.S. documentary premieres. “Mr. Super-Size”, Morgan Spurlock, will bring his latest film The Greatest Movie Ever Sold that, using a dose of irony and provocation, explores the world of product placement, advertising and marketing simply by making his film only from advertising money.
Another interesting premiere is Reagan by the director Eugene Jarecki who won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2005 for his film Why We Fight. His new film is an exhaustive portrait of American politician and former president Ronald Reagan. Jarecki’s film was already ironically coined as “the best movie Ronald Reagan ever starred in“.
Presented at Sundance in the Shorts section, Out of Reach by Jakub Stozek follows the story of two sisters who decide to find their mother they never saw. Karolina and Natalia grew up in bad conditions with their father and the only thing they know about the mother is the sound of her voice on the answering machine. The sisters trace her to Paris and are finally supposed to meet with her for the first time.
Poza zasięgiem , Poland, 2010, 30 min, Digi Beta, Portrait
Karolina and Natalia seek refuge from their domineering father and reminiscence about sad childhood without a mother in a basement of their block of flats. When the younger sister’s poor eyesight starts to deteriorate, the girls decide to find Bożena, their mother, who left the family when they were young. The director, Jakub Stożek, accompanies Karolina on her journey to Paris where the older sister is supposed to meet the mother whom the girls know only from the voice message left on the phone she never answers. Will the daughter be able to establish a bond with the mother she has not seen for fourteen years?
For more details on the programme of the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, please visit the festival website.