Sundance has unveiled its 2023 slate of feature programs, with all 12 films being world premieres. The film festival also announced the contenders for narrative and documentary categories. This will mark the first in-person festival since 2019.
The features program will include the following:
Randall Park’s directorial debut of Shortcomings
Sometimes I Think About Dying with Daisy Ridley (Day One premiere)
Jonathan Majors-led Magazine Dreams featuring Taylour Paige, and from writer-director Elijah Bynum
The U.S. Documentary Competition will include The Stroll, which provides a history of New York City’s Meatpacking District as told through the voices of transgender sex workers.
Documentaries about Judy Blume, The Indigo Girls, Michael J. Fox, Little Richard, and Brooke Shields are also on the bill.
International dramas include Jennifer Connelly-led Bad Behaviour; Patricia Ortega’s MAMACRUZ; and Charlotte Regan’s Scrapper.
As for noteworthy world premieres, the Nicholas Braun-led Cat Person is on our radar. So is You Hurt My Feelings, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The always fun Midnight selections include Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool starring the uber-talented Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, and Cleopatra Coleman. Another late-night treat we will be checking out is Succession’s Sarah Snook’s Run Rabbit Run.
This year will see the highest number of U.S. directors in the dramatic and doc competitions who identify as women and people of colour. Of the 101 feature-length films, 53 percent have been directed by women, and 45 percent identify as people of colour.
“Maintaining an essential place for artists to express themselves, take risks, and for visionary stories to endure and entertain is distinctly Sundance,” said Robert Redford, founder and president of Sundance Institute. “The Festival continues to foster these values and connections through independent storytelling. We are honored to share the compelling selection of work at this year’s Festival from distinct perspectives and unique voices.”
The festival is on from Jan. 19 to Jan. 29 in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. The online edition runs from Jan. 24 to Jan. 29.
The selections for Shorts and Indie Episodic films will be announced on Dec. 13.
Check out the current lineup here.