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2014 Sundance Film Festival Lineup: World Cinema Documentary Competition
“20,000 Days on Earth”
Directors: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
A docu-drama hybrid and examination of the artistic process that imagines 24 hours in the life of Nick Cave.
(Sweden, U.S., Denmark, Finland)
Director: Goran Hugo Olsson
“The Green Prince”
(Germany, Israel, U.K.)
Director: Nadav Schirman
An account of one of Israel’s prized intelligence sources, who was recruited to spy on his own people for more than a decade.
Director: Thomas Balmes
A portrait of social change as seen through the eyes of an 8-year-old Bhutanese monk whose village is about to be connected to electricity.
(South Korea, U.S.)
Director: Valerie Veatch
Covers the 2010 trial of a young South Korean couple accused of neglect when their addiction to an online fantasy game resulted in the death of their infant daughter.
“Mr Leos Carax”
Director: Tessa Louise-Salome
A portrait of the maverick director behind such films as “Holy Motors,” “The Lovers on the Bridge” and “Pola X.”
“My Prairie Home”
Director: Chelsea McMullan
A musical documentary portrait of Canadian transgender singer Rae Spoon, featuring visual interpretations of the artist’s songs. International premiere.
“The Notorious Mr. Bout”
Directors: Tony Gerber, Maxim Pozdorovkin
A profile of war profiteer, entrepreneur, aviation tycoon, arms dealer and documentary filmmaker Viktor Bout.
“The Return to Homs”
Director: Talal Derki
A portrait of young revolutionaries fighting for justice in the titular Syrian city.
“Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars”
Director: Berit Madsen
A young Iranian woman challenges traditions and expectations with her dream of becoming an astronaut.
“We Come as Friends”
Director: Hubert Sauper
A look at colonization a human phenomenon from the director of “Darwin’s Nightmare.”
Directors: Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia
A look at a Beijing rehab center where Internet-addicted Chinese teenagers are deprogrammed.