EVERY Sundance tends to have a breakout film, one that's on everybody's lips, one that often provokes a bidding war among studio execs. This year's was the delightful ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL.
Bizarrely, the film gained little traction at the US office, despite all that festival hoopla around it. Perhaps it will do better in other territories and enjoy a second life on VOD. Either way, I highly recommend it, as noted in the trailer here.
This year's Sundance, back in snowy January, was a curiously mixed affair, with highlights and not-so delights vying for screen time. A selection of links feature below to some of the stories published, prior to us having to zoom off to the 65th Berlinale for an altogether different prospect: the premiere of a documentary short we had just completed in the nick of time for the festival's 2015 programme. But more of that later.
You can read my review of ME AND EARL for The Guardian here.
You can watch my Sundance TV report for ABC News here.