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Sundance Film Festival award winners 2019

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1. Clemency (2019)

R | 112 min | Drama

77 Metascore

As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

Director: Chinonye Chukwu | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff, Aldis Hodge, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 3,135

2. Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.

Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo | Stars: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh, Alice Lee

Votes: 15,861 | Gross: $0.22M

3. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

R | 121 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Director: Joe Talbot | Stars: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold

Votes: 14,366 | Gross: $4.52M

US Dramatic Directing US Dramatic Special Jury Award for Creative Collaboration

4. Share (I) (2019)

R | 87 min | Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn't remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.

Director: Pippa Bianco | Stars: Rhianne Barreto, Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J.C. MacKenzie

Votes: 1,648

US Dramatic Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award US Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Awards

5. Honey Boy (2019)

R | 94 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

Director: Alma Har'el | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Byron Bowers

Votes: 27,732

6. One Child Nation (2019)

R | 83 min | Documentary, History

85 Metascore

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang | Stars: Nanfu Wang, Zaodi Wang, Zhimei Wang, Tunde Wang

Votes: 4,693 | Gross: $0.18M

7. Knock Down the House (2019)

PG | 87 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

Director: Rachel Lears | Stars: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Joe Crowley, Paula Jean Swearengin

Votes: 11,457

8. American Factory (2019)

TV-14 | 110 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Stars: Junming 'Jimmy' Wang, Robert Allen, Sherrod Brown, Dave Burrows

Votes: 17,574

9. Always in Season (2019)

89 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

When Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina, his mother's search for justice begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present.

Director: Jacqueline Olive | Stars: William J. Barber II, Danny Glover, Sherrilyn Ifill, Claudia Lacy

Votes: 122

10. Jawline (2019)

99 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.

Director: Liza Mandelup | Stars: Austyn Tester, Michael Weist, Nick Champa, JJ Hannon

Votes: 453

11. Midnight Family (2019)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

81 Metascore

In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

Director: Luke Lorentzen | Stars: Juan Ochoa, Fer Ochoa, Josue Ochoa, Manuel Hernandez

Votes: 1,344

12. The Souvenir (2019)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

91 Metascore

A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Director: Joanna Hogg | Stars: Neil Young, Tosin Cole, Jack McMullen, Frankie Wilson

Votes: 8,639 | Gross: $1.04M

13. Queen of Hearts (2019)

127 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A successful lawyer jeopardizes her career and threatens to tear her family apart after engaging in an affair with her teenage stepson.

Director: May el-Toukhy | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper, Liv Esmår Dannemann

Votes: 7,720

14. The Sharks (2019)

80 min | Drama

Two young lovers embark on a relationship while a rumor of sharks at the beach has everyone talking.

Director: Lucía Garibaldi | Stars: Romina Bentancur, Federico Morosini, Fabián Arenillas, Antonella Aquistapache

Votes: 250

15. Monos (2019)

R | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

On a remote mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Director: Alejandro Landes | Stars: Sofia Buenaventura, Julián Giraldo, Karen Quintero, Laura Castrillón

Votes: 14,046

16. Dolce fine giornata (2019)

92 min | Drama

The stable family life of a poetess begins to fall apart as she makes a controversial speech to appreciation.

Director: Jacek Borcuch | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Kasia Smutniak, Antonio Catania, Lorenzo de Moor

Votes: 522

17. We Are Little Zombies (2019)

120 min | Drama, Music

76 Metascore

Four Japanese orphans form a rock band.

Director: Makoto Nagahisa | Stars: Keita Ninomiya, Mondo Okumura, Satoshi Mizuno, Sena Nakajima

Votes: 623

18. Honeyland (2019)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, Drama

86 Metascore

The last female bee-hunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood.

Directors: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov | Stars: Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam

Votes: 13,972 | Gross: $0.82M

World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Impact for Change World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography

19. Sea of Shadows (2019)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime, History

72 Metascore

The vaquita, the world's smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Ladkani, Sean Bogle, Matthew Podolsky | Stars: Romel Eduardo Ledezma Abaroa, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Hector Capetillo, Andrea Crosta

Votes: 521

20. Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)

Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary, Animation, History

76 Metascore

Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a... See full summary »

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Clarinah Mfengu, Saphir Wenzi Mabanza, U Thant

Votes: 1,993 | Gross: $0.09M

21. The Infiltrators (2019)

95 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A rag-tag group of undocumented youth - Dreamers - deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center.

Directors: Cristina Ibarra, Alex Rivera | Stars: Mohammad Abdollahi, Maynor Alvarado, Roman Arabia, Scott Broderick

Votes: 216

NEXT Audience Award NEXT Innovator Award

22. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

TV-PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

68 Metascore

Against all the odds, a thirteen-year-old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Director: Chiwetel Ejiofor | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Felix Lemburo, Robert Agengo

Votes: 28,312

23. Of Fathers and Sons (2017)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, War

70 Metascore

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years.

Director: Talal Derki | Stars: Abu Osama, Ayman Osama, Osama Osama

Votes: 2,130 | Gross: $0.01M



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