Zola-Sundance Still

Source: Sundance


The UK premiere of Janicza Bravo’s Zola will close the 2021 edition of Sundance Film Festival: London (July 29-August 1). 

Fifteen feature films have been selected for the UK offshoot of Sundance this year, with Edgar Wright’s debut documentary The Sparks Brothers previously announced to open the event.

Zola stars Taylour Paige and Riley Keough and was inspired by stripper Aziah “Zola” King’s viral tweet storm about a wayward road trip. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) is handling international rights.

Further UK premieres include Fran Kranz’s Mass, starring Jason Isaacs and Ann Dowd, and Siân Heder’s CODA, which won multiple awards at 2021 edition of Sundance including the US Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic prize.

The line-up also includes UK premieres of The Nest, Sean Durkin’s follow-up to Martha Marcy May Marlene starring Jude Law; animation Cryptozoo; and comedy Together Together with Ed Helms and Patti Harrison.

The festival is set to take place as a physical event at London’s Picturehouse Central, after last year’s edition was forced to move online due to Covid-19.

For the first time this year three films from the line-up – The Nest, Writing With Fire and Zola – will also screen at upwards of 30 cinemas nationwide during the festival dates.

The festival will also feature panel discussions with directors Prano Bailey Bond (Censor), Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri (The Most Beautiful Boy In The World), and Sam Hobkinson (Misha & The Wolves).

Sundance London 2021 features

  • Censor
  • CODA
  • Cryptozoo
  • First Date
  • The Blazing World
  • Human Factors
  • In The Same Breath
  • Mass
  • Misha & The Wolves
  • The Most Beautiful Boy in The World
  • The Nest
  • The Sparks Brothers
  • Together Together
  • Writing With Fire
  • Zola