Last year, the story of the Sundance Film Festival practically told itself. Whiplash was the opening night film, and the future Best Picture nominee dominated the conversation until Richard Linklater dropped a Boyhood-sized bomb on Park City, UT, a few days later. The highlights may not have been quite so obvious this year, but that was perfectly fine with us, as so many of the films we saw felt like they were breakout hits in the making. More than 100 films premiered at Sundance this year, and these 10 were our favorites—get familiar now, as you’ll be hearing a lot more about them in the coming months.
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