The latest Sundance Film Festival, the most important independent film event in the world, ended on January 31. Several French stars glittered at the festival.
French cinema had a strong presence at the latest Sundance Film Festival, with a selection comprising several features and short films (coproductions included).
The short Mother(s), by Maïmouna Doucouré (in the photograph alongside Sundance's figurehead, Robert Redford), continues its fabulous awards tour (after receiving an award at TIFF), by being selected as the recipient of the Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction. It is worth noting that 8700 short films were submitted for selection, and 75 were presented during the festival.
Presented in the Premieres section (the last time a non-English language film had been selected for this strand was in 2003), Agnus Dei by Anne Fontaine received a very fine reception, including a standing ovation, and was probably the most appreciated and remarked upon foreign film in this year's selection.