Calvary and The Last Days of Peter Bergmann will join feature Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank at the 2014 Sundance Festival.
Calvary, directed by John Michael McDonagh, is a blackly comic drama about a good priest tormented by his community. It is McDonagh’s follow-up to 2011’s The Guard and again stars Brendan Gleeson (Albert Nobbs, Studs), along with Chris O’Dowd (The Sapphires, Bridesmaids), Aidan Gillen (Mister John, Shadow Dancer), Dylan Moran (Good Vibrations, A Film with Me In It), Domhnall Gleeson (Sensation, Shadow Dancer) and Killian Scott (Good Vibrations, Black Ice). Calvary is produced by Octagon Films and was shot in Sligo and Dublin.
The Last Days of Peter Bergmann, directed by Ciaran Cassidy and produced by Morgan Bushe for Fastnet Films, had its world premiere at IFI Stranger Than Fiction this year, where it picked up the audience award for Best Short Film. The short film was funded under the IFB’s Reality Bites scheme and tells the story of a man calling himself Peter Bergmann who arrived in Sligo Town in the summer of 2009. Over his final three days, he went to great lengths to make sure that no one would ever know who he was or where he came from.
Sundance takes place from January 16th and 26th in Park City, Utah.