Sundance 2021: German films in Park City


The 37th edition of the Sundance Film Festival will take place from January 28 - February 3, 2021. It is regarded as the most important North American festival in the independent sector. Sundance is held in high regard as a springboard particularly for up-and-coming directors working in the world of independent cinema.

This year, the festival will be held online via an online platform developed by Sundance itself and offline at satellite screenings throughout the country. In addition, festival-goers will be able to gather in virtual spaces, participate in live Q&As and meet up in new, inspiring online environments to interact in a variety of ways.

The German-Italian-Danish co-production HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker will have its world premiere in the Sundance Film Festival's Main Competition. The lives of Jan and Nina are thrown out of kilter by a conflict in the successful advertising agency they run together. A weekend on the Belgian coast is intended to help save their marriage. But, on arriving at the family's holiday home, they and their two children become victims of a mysterious burglary. At first, the frightening incident seems to be welding the family back together again, but then differing perceptions of the event threaten to destroy the fragile family idyll once more.

German Films has a presence at Sundance Industry in cooperation with European Film Promotion and will also be using this platform to promote the program of KINO! Germany NOW! 2021 Discover New Talent promoted by the German Film Office. The film package consists of nine recent feature-length films which have been curated by Alissa Simon, a US film expert with many years of experience in festival and cinema programming. In adition a quartet of short films under the banner of POWER GAMES, curated by the AG-Kurzfilm will be presented as well.

A showreel will be presented at Sundance with Wendy Lidell (Kino Lorber) talking with Alissa Simon about the film selection and providing deeper insights into how the program was put together. It will also feature trailers of each film as well as the package trailer (1 minute).

The program can be booked from Chris Wells (Director of Theatrical Sales ) at Kino Lorber. You can find more information about the films and the filmmakers here.

German Films at the 37th Sundance Film Festival can be found here.

All of the films at the Sundance Film Festival 2021:

World Cinema Dramatic Competition
HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker (DE/IT/DNK, zischlermann filmproduktion, Bagarrefilm, Snowglobe)

World Cinema Documentary Competition
TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi (CH/DE/GEO, Mira Film, Sakdoc Film, Corso Film)

Short Films Program
BAMBIRAK by Zamarin Wahdat (USA/DE, Killjoy Films)
DON'T GO TELLIN' YOUR MOMMA by Topaz Jones, rubberband (USA/DE/FR/IT, BWGTBLD)
WHEN WE WERE BULLIES by Jay Rosenblatt (USA/DE, Jay Rosenblatt Films)

Indie Series Program
WOULD YOU RATHER by Lise Akoka, Romane Guéret (FR/DE, Superstructure)

Contact: Sylva Häutle