Sundance Film Festival 2021 is going to start from January 28th to February 3rd and the Films list was announced on Wednesday.
Two Indian films have been selected for the Sundance Film Festival 2021. Filmmaker Ajitpal Singh’s Fire in the Mountains and duo director Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s, Writing with Fire. The organizers of the Sundance Film Festival announced the list on Wednesday.
The festival is going to be from January 28th to February 3rd. It is presented by Sundance Organisation, which is a nonprofit that discovers and supports independent artists. The organization helps in introducing the audience to independent work.
‘Fire in the Mountains’, Ajitpal’s debut Hindi feature, will have its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. It showcases 1o narrative feature films from emerging talents all around the world. Offering inventive styles with fresh perspectives.
The film is a family drama that revolves around a mother who struggles to save money to build a road in a remote Himalayan village. The road is to help her take her wheelchair-bound son for physiotherapy. But her husband believes that a shamanic ritual (Jagar) is the remedy.
While Writing With Fire marks the feature debut of directors Thomas and Ghosh. The film will premiere in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. It celebrates 10 non-fiction feature films from emerging talent all around the world. It showcases some of the most courageous and extraordinary filmmaking today.
The film follows this ambitious group of Dalit wonder women who are led by their chief reporter, Meera. As the team switches its platform from print to digital in order to stay relevant. Loaded with smartphones and courage and conviction, they investigate the incompetence of the local police force. Listen to and stand by the victims of caste and gender violence, and challenge the long-standing, harmful practices that lead to injustice and intimidation.
The organizers said that the Sundance Film Festival 2021 will have virtual screenings due to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the drive-in and socially distanced screenings around the US.