The Sundance Film Festival – the annual showcase for independent movies – is open for business.
The event founded by Robert Redford and programmed by John Cooper has selected 115 films, which according to Cooper, reflect the desire among directors to look reality squarely in the face and build stories round it.
Robert Redford explained the thinking behind Sundance: “We don’t programme for commercialism, we programme for opportunity and for new fresh ideas and more independence in the film. Our job is to provide and not necessarily decide. That’s up to the audience.”
The star of numerous Hollywood blockbusters also said he is not ready to hang up his makeup, just yet: “I have not thought about retiring. I’m going to die, but I have not thought about retiring.”