A horror film about a rampaging monster and a documentary about missing residential schoolchildren are among the projects with Canadian ties heading to the Sundance Film Festival.
Organizers announced 82 feature-length films, including several involving Canadians, bound for the Park City, Utah festival set for Jan. 18 to 28.
They include Toronto director Chris Nash's horror film "In A Violent Nature," about an undead monster that goes on a killing spree in the remote wilderness.
In the competitive documentary category, California-raised Julian Brave NoiseCat directs "Sugarcane," which investigates the history of an Indigenous residential school in British Columbia.
"Kidnapping Inc.," billed as a co-production from Canada, Haiti and France, follows two bumbling kidnappers who find themselves wrapped up in a political conspiracy.
And the Winnipeg-shot "Winner," directed and co-written by U.S. filmmaker Susanna Fogel, is based on the true story of a whistleblower who exposed Russia's hacking of the 2016 U.S. election.
South Korean-Canadian director Celine Song, whose film "Past Lives" was a breakout hit at Sundance's last edition, will receive the annual Vanguard Award.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 6, 2023.
The Canadian Press