Starting this week, the 2018 Sundance Film Festival will screen over a hundred of independent new movies from 29 countries all over the world.
The Utah-based film festival has been the coveted venue where some of the best movies of the year make their debut. However, not everyone can drive to Park City and catch each and every entry before they land on the big screen (or begin streaming online) worldwide.
However, movie fans who are stuck at home can still participate in the conversation surrounding the festival without leaving their couches. Netflix, which has been participating and acquiring content from Sundance, is currently streaming some great alumnus of the film festival.
I Don't Feel At Home In This Word Anymore
This dark comedy from screenwriter/director Macon Blair won the Grand Jury Prize at last year's Sundance.
The movie stars Melanie Lynskey as Ruth, a depressed woman who becomes a victim of burglary. Together with her neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood), she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves who broke into her home.
The One I Love
Before she was Offred, two-time Golden Globes winner Elizabeth Moss played the role of a wife who, with her husband (Mark Duplass), heads to a remote house to fix their marriage. The movie directed by Charlie McDowell took a rather cliché story and filled it with intrigue and a twist that no one saw coming.
The movie made its debut at the film festival in 2014.
Mudbound, a film by Dee Rees, is a new acquisition of the streaming service. The period movie set during the World War II tells the story of two men who, upon returning home, have to deal with racism and struggle to adjust to ordinary life.
The movie, which came out, in November, has been nominated at the 75th Golden Globes and is likely to also be a contender at the 2018 Oscars.
Sundance founder Robert Redford stars in the sci-fi drama that explores the question: what happens when science proves the existence of the afterlife?
The movie, which is also directed by the man behind The One I Love, also stars Jason Segel and Rooney Mara as two people who fall in love in the middle of a world bereft by death.
Sian Heder's teen movie Tallulah is one of the best-reviewed movies released by Netflix. Starring Ellen Page, the movie follows the titular character who, while searching for her boyfriend, steals a baby from a dissatisfied mother.
The documentary was created by Bryan Fogel and released globally in August last year.