Our Most Anticipated Films For Sundance 2022

It’s that time of the year again, the first major international film festival has arrived, Sundance. Last year was a big year for us at the festival and things where made easier with the whole festival going digital and online. The 2022 Festival was set to be a hybrid format with so many films able to see in cinemas and Online at the same time.  The events (Covid-19) are still effecting our lives and this year’s festival is now  ALL online.

Fear not we will be there covering  as many of the films as possible. Just like we said last year unfortunately it’s impossible to review every film. We will bring as many as we can over the next ten days (20th-30th January), which is a window into the great films we will see over next 12 months. Either in other festivals, on our big screens, small ones. So what do we recommend?  There is a lot to choose from and here is our Top 10 Most Anticipated 2022 Sundance Film Festival choices.

WHEN YOU FINISH SAVING THE WORLD COMEDY, DRAMA

He’s virtually done everything else in film, it’s about time Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, The Social Network) directed a film? Guess what he is! The film stars Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard in a complicated story of a mother and son attempting to connect. One runs a Domestic Abuse shelter, the other an online sensation.

Premiere: 21st January / 23rd January | More Info

YOU WON’T BE ALONE HORROR, DRAMA

Noomi Rapace and Alice Englert in a horror? Need we say more! Film is directed by Goran Stolevski, a story of a young girl who is kidnapped in 19th century Macedonia. Taken from her mother transformed into a witch who is left to roam feral. She has a curiosity for humanity and nature leading to a taste for flesh.

Premiere: 22nd January / 24th January | More Info

SOMETHING IN THE DIRT HORROR, SCI-FI

When it comes indie film making on a string or no budget, Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson are the pair you should check out. Especially if you love your films with a big Lovecraftian influence, their latest certainly looks to follow suit. With a big Meta ride that will take us deeper down the rabbit hole when a supernatural force brings two neighbours together. Things go astray in friendship when they learn of something darker lurking under the city.

Premiere: 23rd January / 25th January | more info

HONK FOR JESUS, SAVE YOUR SOUL COMEDY

Satire seems to be a big thing in political films, now lets turn to religion. Possibly more trickier to try not to offend, add Regina Hall and Sterling K Brown. The duo want to save your souls in the mist of scandal as the first lady of a Southern megachurch. If anything in this dark comedy it’s her husband who just seems to lose the congregation in their flocks.

Premiere: 23rd January / 25th January | More info

FRESH THRILLER

When you combine dating Apps and unusual appetite that’s a match for us. Mimi Cave’s feature debut intrigued myself and all our writers covering this year’s festival. ‘Deliciously wicked’ we assume this person may share the same dietary needs as Hannibal The Lecter, cannibalism? We doubt Armie Hammer might be a mystery cast member, As a young woman searching for her soulmate on these apps. She’s found him, but is he too good to be true?

Premiere: 20th January / 22nd January | more info

EMILY THE CRIMINAL CRIME, DRAMA

When it comes to her film choices especially on the independent film circuit Aubrey Plaza has done well. That looks like it may continue with John Patton Ford’s debut film as Plaza plays the titular role. A student who finds herself in a dire position, plagued by debt forced to take drastic measures to survive. It seems to be a common place now, people drowning in debt, going to university or university of life, that’s capitalism for you.

Premiere: 24th January /26th January | More info

MASTER THRILLER, HORROR

Another Sundance film with Regina Hall in Mariama Diallo’s feminist thriller or is it a horror? Whatever genre we’re intrigued to see this one as three women try to fit into a New England University in what looks a predominately white campus. Zoe Renee, and Talia Ryder also star in this one which has racism and the supernatural clash as things are not what they seem at the elite university.

Premiere: 21st January / 23rd January | More Info

AFTER YANG SCI-FI, DRAMA

This one comes from Columbus director Kogonada starring Colin Farrell and Jodie Turner-Smith. A Father daughter attempting to save their family robot Yang. It premiered at Cannes last year to great critical acclaim, now on it’s final festival run before general release. A sci-fi drama from an talented storyteller .

Premiere: 21st January / 23rd January | More Info

892 Thriller

Fantastic cast, in Abi Damaris Corbin’s thriller. Starring John Boyega, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Connie Britton as a ex-Marine looking for payback of the highest order. This looks an explosive heist thriller we must check out.

Premiere: 21st January / 23rd January | More Info

AM I OK? DRAMA

What does it mean to fall in love? As the narrow lines between friendship and potential love are tested in a journey of self discovery starring Dakota Johnson and Sonoya Mizuno. The film marks the directorial debut for Tig Notaro and her wife Stephanie Allynne.

Premiere: 24th January/ 26th January | More Info