The lineups for the competition categories at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival were recently unveiled, and along with them some debut images were released. Today we’ve got first look images at a few of the films that will screen in the World Competition category:
- Slow West – Directed by John Maclean; Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Rory McCann, Ben Mendelsohn, Brooke Williams, and Caren Pistorius.
- Strangerland – Directed by Kim Farrant; Starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt, and Maddison Brown.
- Glassland – Written and directed by Gerard Barrett; Starring Jack Reynor, Toni Collette, Will Poulter, and Michael Smiley.
- Umrika – Written and directed by Prashant Nair; Starring Suraj Sharma, Tony Revolori, Smita Tambe, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, and Prateik Babbar.
Check out the images and synopses after the jump. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 22nd to February 1st.
Slow West / New Zealand (Director: John Maclean, Screenwriters: John Maclean, Michael Lesslie) — Set at the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas, a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Rory McCann, Ben Mendelsohn, Brooke Williams, Caren Pistorius. World Premiere
Strangerland / Australia, Ireland (Director: Kim Farrant, Screenwriters: Fiona Seres, Michael Kinirons) — When Catherine and Matthew Parker’s two teenage kids disappear into the remote Australian desert, the couple’s relationship is pushed to the brink as they confront the mystery of their children’s fate. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt, Maddison Brown. World Premiere
Glassland / Ireland (Director and screenwriter: Gerard Barrett) — In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld. Cast: Jack Reynor, Toni Collette, Will Poulter, Michael Smiley.International Premiere
Umrika / India (Director and screenwriter: Prashant Nair) — When a young village boy discovers that his brother, long believed to be in America, has actually gone missing, he begins to invent letters on his behalf to save their mother from heartbreak, all the while searching for him. Cast: Suraj Sharma, Tony Revolori, Smita Tambe, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Prateik Babbar.World Premiere
Browse the links below for more Sundance 2015 coverage:
- Sundance 2015: First Images From KNOCK KNOCK, COP CAR, THE NIGHTMARE and THE HALLOW
- Sundance 2015: First Images from 6 DESIRES, ALOFT, EDEN, and GIRLHOOD
- Sundance 2015: First Images from HELLIONS, REVERSAL and TURBO KID
- Sundance Announces Spotlight, Midnight, and New Frontier Films for 2015 Festival; Includes Eli Roth’s KNOCK KNOCK Starring Keanu Reeves
- Sundance 2015: First Images From NASTY BABY, ENTERTAINMENT, JAMES WHITE, and TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
- Sundance 2015: First Images from ADVANTAGEOUS, THE BRONZE, DOPE, and PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS
- Sundance 2015: First Images From THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, UNEXPECTED, and THE WITCH
- Sundance 2015: First STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA Image Reveals Saoirse Ronan; Plus First Images from SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME
- Sundance 2015: First Images from THE D TRAIN, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, I SMILE BACK, and THE OVERNIGHT
- Sundance Announces U.S. and World Competition Films and NEXT Category for 2015 Festival