After two years of pandemic-related virtual pivots, the 2023 Sundance Film Festival is finally returning to Park City, Utah — along with a host of big stars including, but hardly limited to Anne Hathaway, Jonathan Majors, Ben Platt, Alexander Skarsgard, Geena Davis, Tiffany Haddish, Emilia Clarke, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Julia Louis Dreyfus.
Indeed, after a relatively quiet festival that has seen the AppleTV+ acquisition among outbursts Cha Cha Real smooth and the Indie Award contender A Lovesong, Next year’s Sundance will feature a range of high-profile titles from acclaimed directors, as well as, true to form, a range of potential discoveries in the competitive categories. The US dramatic field spans decades All dirt roads taste of salt, the feature film directorial debut of Raven Jackson– and above all supported by top-notch producers in moonlight Oscar winner Barry Jenkins and Adele Romanski, whose title this fall, After sun, stands as one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year. The Majors vehicle is also in the competition magazine dreams, actor Taylor Paige and Haley Bennett, and the ensemble piece conducted by Platt theater camp.
Over in world competition, notice spencer director Pablo Larrain among the producers of the mesmerizing Chilean-Mexican coming-of-age drama Sorcery, and Ben Whishaw runs the first feature Alice Englert, Daughter of the Oscar winner Jane Campion (who introduced Whishaw Bright Star), Opposite Jennifer Connelly in Bad behavior. Whishaw is one of the few actors to make a couple of appearances in this year’s cast: he also stars in one of the festival’s most anticipated titles, passages, the latest from festival darling Ira Sachs (love is strange little men), which explores attraction and abuse between a trio of characters (Franz Rogowski and Adele Exarchopoulos also star).
Another Sundance 2023 MVP is Emilia Jones, who were last at the festival in 2021 KODA– the first Sundance film ever to win the Oscar for best picture. Now she leads the long-bearers cat lover, Adapted from Michelle Ashord out Kristen Roupenianis viral New Yorker Short Story and Actor Nicholas Brown. Jones is also part of the cast of the 1970’s San Francisco ensemble drama fairyland, produced by Sofia Coppola and also with Scoot McNairyGeena Davis Maria Bakalova, Cody Fern, and Adam Lambert. Both films are bowed out in the premieres section, which also includes documentaries Michael J Fox (Davis Guggenheim‘s Quiet), Brooke Shields (Lana Wilson‘s pretty baby), and Judy flower (Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok‘s Judy flower forever). And for fans of Anne Hathaway and Ottessa Moshfegh, the former starring in an adaptation of the latter’s novel Eileen, opposite Thomas McKenzie.
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/12/sundance-film-festival-2023-lineup-highlights Sundance’s 2023 lineup: “Cat Person”, Anne Hathaway and more