Films In Competition of 2009 Sundance Film Festival Announced

Films In Competition of 2009 Sundance Film Festival Announced

Lee Daniels-directed drama 'Push' and Pierce Brosnan-starrer 'The Greatest' are among the movies lined-up in the Dramatic Competitions for the 25th Sundance Film Festival.
On Wednesday, December 3, Sundance Institute has come out with an announcement for the movies line-up of the 25th Sundance Film Festival's U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions. Among the wide-ranging list of more than 60 movies selected for the competitions are Lee Daniels-directed Harlem drama "Push (2009/II)", Pierce Brosnan-starrer family drama "The Greatest", Lone Scherfig's "An Education" and Max Mayer's romantic drama "Adam".

Commenting on this year's selections, Sundance Film Festival's director Geoffrey Gilmore said, "This year's films are not narrowly defined. Instead we have a blurring of genres, a crossing of boundaries: geographic, generational, socio-economic and the like." He then added "The result is both an exhilarating and emotive Festival in which traditional mythologies are suspended, discoveries are made, and creative storytelling is embraced."

The 2009 Sundance Film Festival runs January 15-25 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. While the five out-of-competition sections will be let out on Thursday, December 4, the in-competition list can be read below. More on each of the selected movies' details can be obtained via Sundance Festival 2009.

The In-Competition line-up for the 25th Sundance Film Festival:

Documentary Competition:
  • "Art & Copy"
  • "Boy Interrupted"
  • "The Cove"
  • "Crude"
  • "Dirt! The Movie"
  • "El General"
  • "Good Hair"
  • "Over the Hills and Far Away"
  • "The Reckoning"
  • "Reporter "
  • "The September Issue"
  • "Sergio"
  • "Shouting Fire"
  • "We Live in Public"
  • "When You're Strange"
  • "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe"
U.S. Dramatic Competition: World Cinema Documentary:
  • "211:Anna" - Italy
  • "Afghan Star" - Afghanistan/U.K.
  • "Big River Man" - U.S.
  • "Burma VJ" - Denmark
  • "The End of the Line" - U.K.
  • "The Glass House" - U.S.
  • "Kimjongilia" - France/U.S.
  • "Let's Make Money" - Austria/China/South Africa/Spain/Switzerland/U.S.
  • "Nollywood Babylon" - Canada
  • "Old Partner" - South Korea
  • "Prom Night in Mississippi" - Canada
  • "The Queen and I (Drottningen och jag)" - Sweden
  • "Quest for Honor" - Kurdistan / U.S.
  • "Rough Aunties" - U.K.
  • "Thriller in Manila" - U.K.
  • "Tibet in Song" - U.S.
World Cinema Dramatic Competition:
  • "Before Tomorrow (Le Jour Avant Lendemain)" - Canada
  • "Bronson" - U.K.
  • "Carmo, Hit the Road" - Spain
  • "The Clone Returns (Kuron Wa Kokyo-Wo Mezasu)" - Japan
  • "Dada's Dance" - China
  • "An Education" - U.K.
  • "Five Minutes of Heaven" - U.K.
  • "A French Gigolo (Cliente)" - France
  • "Heart of Time (Corazon Del Tiempo)" - Mexico
  • "Louise-Michel" - France
  • "Lulu and Jim (Lulu und Jimi)" - Germany
  • "The Maid (La Nana)" - Chile
  • "One Day in a Life (Un Altro Pianeta)" - Italy
  • "Unmade Beds" - U.K.
  • "Victoria Day" - Canada
  • "Zion and His Brother (Zion Ve-Achiv)" - France / Israel

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