Sundance Institute announced today the selection of four additional films for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be The Place will be one of them. Sorrentino directed the spectacular Il Divo and This Must Be The Place is his first English Language Film.
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “Each of these four films is an accomplishment in its own right, and collectively, their addition to our program allows us to present a broader look at independent filmmaking. With these four films, we will present a total of 117 feature-length films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival – a strong indication of the vitality of the independent film community.”
This Must Be The Place stars Sean Penn as an aging rock star (who from his appearance in the trailer appears to have lost touch with reality) searching for a Nazi who tormented his father. Frances Mc Dormand plays his wife and I always think of her as someone who carefully chooses her roles and does not tend to get involved in bad projects, so I can’t wait to see this one.
The Festival will be January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival.