Sundance London: The films I’m excited to see

Sundance London, bringing us highlights from the Sundance Film Festival, is coming to the capital later this week and I cannot wait! Here are the films I want to see:

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

This won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and I have since read the book by Emily M. Danforth which was gripping and filled with eyebrow-raising stuff. Chloe Grace Moretz plays Cameron, who is sent to a conversion camp by her super religious aunt after she finds out about Cameron’s homosexuality. I can’t wait to see how this is done on the big screen.

The Tale

This looks like it will be a very hard, emotional watch but I am here for it, mostly given the fact it stars Laura Dern and because I have heard very good things. The Tale is written Jennifer Fox and it tells the story of her own childhood sexual abuse and how it affected her later relationships.

Yardie

I mainly want to see this because it’s Idris Elba‘s directorial debut. Hopefully he is as good behind the camera as he is in front! Yardie is a blend of gangster and coming-of-age genres and follows a man whose quest for retribution brings him into conflict with a vicious London gangster.

Leave No Trace
I have already checked out Leave No Trace and I can confirm it’s a powerful drama starring Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie as a father and daughter team who live in the woods. When they are found out, social services intervene and try to get them to live a conventional way of life. You can read my review here.
You can buy tickets for Sundance London, which kicks off on Thursday 31st May, here.

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