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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hitman Comedy To launch Sundance Film Festival

The 2008 Sundance Film Festival will open on Jan 17 in Park City, featuring Playwright Martin McDonagh's first feature: "In Bruges."

The BBC has this report about the announcement. Here are excerpts:

In Bruges stars Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell as two Irish assassins sent to the Belgian city by employer Ralph Fiennes after bungling a job.

"In many ways In Bruges is a quintessential Sundance film," said festival director Geoffrey Gilmore.
"It's brutal, philosophical, funny, and totally original, he continued, describing 37-year-old McDonagh as "a masterful storyteller."
Run by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, the annual event is America's leading showcase for low-budget, independent and specialty movies.

Read the entire report.

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