Shadow Dancer World Premiere at the prestigious SUNDANCE Film Festival
It was anounced today that Shadow Dancer has been selected to screen at the Premier Section at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, 19 – 29 January. The Sundance Film Festival, which was originally founded by Robert Redford, is world-renowned as a showcase for the best in new independent cinema.
This is Element’s third year at Sundance with Five Minutes of Heaven winning the prestigious World Cinema Directing Award and World Cinema Screenwriting Award in 2009 and last year the Irish box-office smash The Guard was the opening film at the world dramatic competition.
Shadow Dancer is set in 1990s Belfast and is a heart-wrenching thriller about a woman forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son. It is directed by Oscar Winner James Marsh (Project Nim, Man on Wire) and has a stellar cast including Clive Owen (Children of Men, Inside Man), Gillian Anderson (The Last King of Scotland) and Andrea Riseborough (Never Let Me Go, W.E). Irish actors include Aidan Gillen (Love/Hate,The Wire) and Domhnall Gleeson (True Grit, Dredd).
Speaking on the selection, producer Ed Guiney said that ‘After a brilliant experience at Sundance last year with The Guard we are looking forward to launching James’ wonderful film to the world at the festival this year’
Shadow Dancer is a Unanimous Entertainment, Element Pictures and Wild Bunch Production in association with LipSync Productions with the participation of the Irish Film Board.