The 2023 Sundance Film Festival line-up is out, so on top of our just-released The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2023, you have a lot of films to look forward to next year. So, of course, now it’s time to highlight some first looks at some major titles.
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We have a first look at major debuts from Sundance, all of them world premieres (and all on our list of the 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2023). “Eileen,” from filmmaker Nicole Holofcener, starring Julia Louis Dreyfus, aka her A24 movie formerly known as “Beth and Don.” Next is “Eileen,” the new psychological drama from William Oldroyd, who put Florence Pugh on the map with “Lady Macbeth.” His latest stars Anne Hathaway and Thomasin Mckenzie, the star of “Last Night in Soho” and “Leave No Trace,” and it’s a relationship thriller set in the prison system. Finally, we have “Bad Behavior,” the directorial debut of Alice Englert, the daughter of famed New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion. Englert’s film, which she also co-stars in, features Jennifer Connelly and Ben Whishaw, and it’s basically a complicated family and relationship drama. A first look at all the films, with details, below.
You Hurt My Feelings / U.S.A (Director and Screenwriter: Nicole Holofcener, Producers: Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman) — A novelist’s longstanding marriage is suddenly upended when she overhears her husband giving his honest reaction to her latest book. Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tobias Menzies, Michaela Watkins, Owen Teague, Arian Moayed. World Premiere. Fiction.
Eileen / U.S.A (Director and Producer: William Oldroyd, Screenwriters and Producers: Luke Goebel, Ottessa Moshfegh, Producers: Anthony Bregman, Stefanie Azpiazu, Peter Cron) — Set during a bitter 1964 Massachusetts winter, young secretary Eileen becomes enchanted by the glamorous new counselor at the prison where she works. Their budding friendship takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret — throwing Eileen onto a sinister path. Based on Ottessa Moshfegh’s award-winning novel. Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham, Marin Ireland, Owen Teague. World Premiere. Fiction.
Bad Behaviour / New Zealand (Director and Screenwriter: Alice Englert, Producers: Molly Hallam, Desray Armstrong) — Lucy, a former child actor, seeks enlightenment at a retreat led by spiritual leader Elon while she navigates her close yet turbulent relationship with her stunt-performer daughter, Dylan. Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Whishaw, Alice Englert, Ana Scotney, Dasha Nekrasova, Marlon Williams. World Premiere. Available online.