Another Successful Sundance for FilmNationJanuary 31, 2020
Now that our time at Park City is behind us, we at FilmNation would like to thank everyone — our incredible filmmakers, our hardworking Citizens, and our fearless collaborators — for yet another brilliantly successful Sundance.
This year, we brought four films to the festival — IRONBARK, THE NEST, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, and THE GLORIAS — all of which premiered to critical acclaim.
In a much-talked-about sale, the U.S. distribution rights to IRONBARK were bought out by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. To read more about the deal, or about the espionage thriller itself, check out the full Variety article, linked here.
THE NEST, Sean Durkin's follow-up to his 2011 debut MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, was well received by audiences and critics alike. The Hollywood Reporter applauded the film as an "elegant, eerie drama of marital distress," while The Playlist called it a "grown-up sort of movie, made with remarkable poise and maturity, and a level of craft so compelling it can be difficult to tear your eyes from the screen."
Emerald Fennell made waves of her own this year with her wickedly smart feature debut, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN. "No Sundance film this year will be as hot a conversation topic," said Variety. If you know how this film ends, don't spoil the surprise!
Julie Taymor's THE GLORIAS, a non-traditional biopic about feminist icon and trailblazer Gloria Steinem, packed equally as potent of a punch in a film Screen Daily called an "exceedingly thoughtful portrait of a leader and the women's movement she championed."
Thanks for sticking with us all festival long. These incredible films will be in theaters soon, and we can't wait to see what you think.