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Photograph: Sundance Film Festival: London

Exclusive: Sundance London is back as a physical festival this summer

It’s opening with Edgar Wright’s acclaimed doc ‘The Sparks Brothers’

Phil de Semlyen
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Phil de Semlyen
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Time to say hello to an old friend. Yes, Sundance London is back as an actual flesh-and-blood film festival. One you go to. With other people. Sounds awesome, right?  

The festival, which went digital-only last summer, runs until August 1, taking up residence again at Picturehouse Central. Expect to see UK premieres from a selection of films from this year’s (virtual) Sundance Film Festival

It all kicks off on July 29 with Edgar Wright’s loving tribute to cult musical outsiders Ron and Russell Mael in The Sparks Brothers – ensuring that the opening night has a hometown hero to celebrate, as well as an already-much-praised documentary to get things underway.

The line-up is always expertly curated and usually boasts wall-to-wall indie gems and one or two future treasures (the 2020 programme featured Minari).

The festival is going UK-wide too, so if you’re not in London there’s a possibility of catching the opening-night film in your local cinema.

Tickets will be going on sale in early June with the full line-up unveiled between now and then. Keep an eye out on the official site or check back here for the latest news.

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