Matthew McConaughey's Mud one of three new films added to Sundance London
Story by Jack Foley
SUNDANCE Institute and The O2 have announced the addition of three feature films to the programme for the second Sundance London film and music festival.
The films are A.C.O.D., Mud and Metro Manila. Tickets for all Sundance London films and panels, including those announced on March 11, are now on sale at www.sundance-london.com.
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said: “With the addition of these three films, Sundance London will present an even more well rounded programme of independent films that represents the work we show at our Festival in Utah. In addition, each offers audiences a unique experience to interact with the artists behind exciting, challenging and entertaining work.”
About the films:
A.C.O.D. (Director: Stuart Zicherman, Screenwriters: Ben Karlin, Stuart Zicherman)
Carter is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks. When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc on his family and forces him to face his chaotic past. Cast: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clark Duke. (Narrative) International Premiere.
Mud (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Nichols)
Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and reunite him with his true love. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon. (Narrative) UK Premiere.
Metro Manila (Director: Sean Ellis, Screenwriters: Sean Ellis, Frank E. Flowers)
Seeking a better life, Oscar and his family move from the poverty-stricken rice fields to the big city of Manila, where they fall victim to various inhabitants whose manipulative ways are a daily part of city survival. Cast: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega. Winner of the Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. (Narrative) International Premiere.
This year’s Sundance London takes place from April 25 to 28 at The O2.