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Source: Jemal Countess

Sundance Film Festival

New work from Nash Edgerton and Gabriel Herrera are among the line-up of 59 shorts that will screen at Sundance Film Festival from January 20-30, 2022, when programmers will also unveil 40 titles as part of the From The Collection shorts retrospective.

Edgerton’s Australian entry Shark screens as a Day One selection in International Live Action Short Films and stars Rose Byrne in the continuing adventures of prankster Jack. Edgerton co-wrote with David Michôd and co-stars.

The section includes Motorcyclist’s Happiness Won’t Fit Into His Suit from Gabriel Herrera, which takes a swipe at colonial rulers. The Mexican filmmaker’s upcoming feature Ana Doesn’t Want To Be Seen Dancing has received support from Torino and Catapulta labs.

‘From The Collection’ includes Daniel Destin Cretton’s (Shang Chi, Captain Marvel franchises) short version of Short Term 12 which won the jury prize for short filmmaking in 2009; Edgerton’s 2008 honourable mention recipient Spider; Lake Bell’s 2011 selection Worst Enemy; and All Water Has A Perfect Memory in 2002 from Natalia Almada, who went on to direct Cannes 2011 documentary feature The Night Watchman.

The 2022 shorts will all screen in dedicated programmes or play before features in-person in Utah, and the majority will screen online along with the From The Collection entries collection. A small number will screen in person at seven Satellite Screens.

On Thursday festival brass announced the line-up of 82 features and New Frontier selections.