Another Dimension of Sundance Film Festival
Some people are waiting for the Oscar announcements, following the predictions and bets religiously, others indulge in the off-the mainstream road treats. Sundance Film Festival has been the main event in the dedicated cinephiles’ calendar and it just announced the lineups for 2017.
Yes, it’s here, the 66 films selected for the U.S Competition, World Competition and NEXT. They will be screened during a ten days extravaganza of provocative, agenda-setting independent films in Salt Lake City, starting January 19th. Climate change and environmental concerns have been long important topics to Sundance filmmakers and to the event’s founder Robert Redford, but this year Sundance launched “New Climate”, a whole platform for this critical topic.
Sundance’s competition, where last year’s winner “The Birth of a Nation” and films like “Whiplash” were first seen, can be boundary pushing. But this year, it seems that “provocative’ is the keyword, carried out by a choir of new voices, and an array of never-before-seen perspectives. Lineup’s movies “Step”, “Yellow Birds” and “Whose Streets” already caught the media attention. In addition, the most intense segment of the selection process coincided this year with the very moment Americans were focused on the election, and contrary to what was going on in the outside world, this year’s movie selection offers a rather personal, intimate dimension, unveiling the really human side in the whole story of who we are.
圣丹斯电影节的竞赛单元作为去年赢家“The Birth of a Nation”以及其他诸如“Whiplash”的电影与观众们初次见面的地方，可谓是开拓创新之地。但是今年，“冲突”似乎成为了关键字，这一概念也由一系列新声音和前所未见的展望所呈现。在参展名单中“Step”，“Yellow Birds”以及“Whose Streets”早已抓住了媒体的眼球。此外，今天最紧张的票选环节在时间上与美国人民所关注的大选相重合，但是与世俗世界中的选择相反，今年的电影票选向人们打开了一个更加个人、私密的窗口，生活中每个人人性化的那一面展露无遗。