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Icarus wins Sundance Film Festival: London’s Audience Favourite award


Story by Jack Foley

THE Sundance Film Festival: London’s inaugural Audience Favourite award went to Icarus, directed by Bryan Fogel.

Festivalgoers voted in the thousands for their favourite features across the four-day event at Picturehouse Central.

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller involving dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic Gold – exposing the biggest scandal in sports history.

Icarus had its UK premiere at Sundance Film Festival: London following its World Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA, where it received the US Documentary Special Jury Award: The Orwell Award.

The Sundance Film Festival: London took place from June 1-4, 2017, at Picturehouse Central and premiered 14 feature films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA, including a surprise film screening of critically acclaimed Patti Cake$, alongside 15 short films and four special events.

Over 20 filmmakers and actors attended the festival to introduce their films and participate in audience Q&As, including Salma Hayek, Miguel Arteta and Mike White with Beatriz at Dinner, as well as David Lowery (A Ghost Story), Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James).