Last week was an intense week. Once again I covered Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and once again it was a week full of strong impressions and great movies. With something in the close range of 200 films being displayed it’s almost despairing, knowing no matter what you will only be able to see a handful of the lot. So you do your best to pick the ones you think will be the best, and you know you will miss
some many. But that’s just the game of any film festival. Having done this for almost the tenth time now, we do get better at picking the right ones, but still it isn’t possible to get to all the ones you pick, simply because the puzzle of time schedules and venues won’t fit together. And this time we even slowed down a bit and finally «only» watched a little less than 30 movies. Still enough to make your brain go dead and feel oversaturated, so much that one would think we would have had enough movies for some time. But guess what, I had hardly gotten back from Sundance Film Festival before I put on a DVD…
The whole experience of a film festival is quite exhausting, but it’s also incredible inspiring. You see so much creativity and cutting edge artwork almost on an explosive level that it makes your own creative mind go skyrocketing. It’s truly what Julian Cameron calls replenishing the creative well.
My four favourite movies from this year’s Sundance Film Festival are:
The Crash Reel – A documentary about the almost fatal accident of half-pipe legend Kevin Pearce and his recovery.
Stoker – Probably the best vampire movie I have ever seen. Very subtle, very intelligent and with beautiful cinematography.
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman – A bizarre, dark and beautiful love story, as well as a story about finding a meaning to life.
Don Jon’s Addiction – A hilarious funny movie about sexual archetypes and why relationships often end up being screwed up.