Sundance Film Festival 2022: The 9 must-see motion pictures exhibiting at this 12 months’s fest

Sundance Film Festival 2022 is again for one more 12 months, and this time it is gone fully digital – working from January 20 to 30, the indie pageant is solely on-line. There are 82 feature-length motion pictures to observe, with 75 of those being world premieres, so we have narrowed down this huge choice of motion pictures to pick our must-see watches. 

Featuring massive names each in entrance of and behind the digicam, from Sigourney Weaver to Jesse Eisenberg, and starting from thrillers to sci-fi to satirical comedy, there’s one thing at Sundance for everybody. Read on to search out out our suggestions, together with 892, Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul, and The Worst Person within the World.


John Boyega in 892

(Image credit score: Vox Media Studios/Salmira Productions)

892 stars John Boyega, Nicole Beharie, Connie Britton, and the late Michael Ok. Williams in considered one of his closing performances. Based on true occasions, Boyega performs a marine veteran struggling to reintegrate into civilian life. In dire monetary hassle and dealing with homelessness, he decides to take excessive measures to get the funds he wants – he goes right into a financial institution and claims to have a bomb.

Call Jane

Elizabeth Banks in Call Jane

(Image credit score: Protagonist Pictures)

Call Jane tells the story of the Jane Collective, an underground group in Chicago that helped ladies get hold of abortions within the ’60s when the process was nonetheless unlawful. The forged contains Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Kate Mara, and Wunmi Mosaku. It was directed by Phyllis Nagy, who wrote the screenplay for Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul

Regina King and Sterling K. Brown in Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul

(Image credit score: Pinky Promise/59%/Ejime Productions)

Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul was produced by Daniel Kaluuya and stars Regina King and Sterling Ok. Brown as a disgraced pastor of a Southern Baptist megachurch and his spouse, who’re desperately making an attempt to choose up the items after a significant scandal causes the pastor to fall from grace. The satirical mockumentary tackles for-profit faith and seems like a must-watch for followers of The Righteous Gemstones.


Karen Gillan and Aaron Paul in Dual

(Image credit score: XYZ Films)

In Dual, Karen Gillan performs Sara, a terminally ailing lady who clones herself to spare her household the ache of dropping her. However, when she makes a miraculous restoration, she encounters a brand new drawback – she and her clone should now battle to the demise in a court-mandated twin, as they can not each live on. Aaron Paul and Jesse Eisenberg additionally star on this sci-fi thriller.

Emily the Criminal

Aubrey Plaza in Emily the Criminal

(Image credit score: Low Spark Films)

In Emily the Criminal, Aubrey Plaza stars as Emily (the prison). She’s a lady in debt who will get concerned with a bank card rip-off, which in turns sucks her into the lethal prison underworld of Los Angeles. Gina Gershon, Theo Rossi, and Jonathan Avigdori additionally star and Plaza was a producer on the challenge.


Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Fresh

(Image credit score: Searchlight Pictures/Hulu)

Starring Sebastian Stan and Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones, Fresh follows a younger lady’s battle to outlive her new boyfriend’s “unusual appetites.” The Big Short and Don’t Look Up director Adam McKay was a producer on the challenge. And if you happen to miss this one at Sundance, it is one of many few motion pictures on this record with a launch date – it is as a result of hit Hulu on March 4.

When You Finish Saving the World

Finn Wolfhard and Julianne Moore in When You Finish Saving the World

(Image credit score: A24)

Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut was produced by Emma Stone and stars Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard. The pair play Evelyn and Ziggy, a disconnected mom and son who every hunt down replacements for the opposite – Evelyn tries to mum or dad an adolescent on the shelter she works at, whereas Ziggy tries to impress a younger lady at his college. The household drama from A24 is predicated on Eisenberg’s audio drama of the identical identify.

After Yang

Colin Farrell in After Yang

(Image credit score: A24)

Starring Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, and The Umbrella Academy’s Justin H. Min, After Yang is about in a world the place robots are bought as live-in babysitters. A father and daughter should reckon with questions of affection and loss as they attempt to save their robotic member of the family after it unexpectedly breaks down.

The Worst Person within the World

‎Renate Reinsve in The Worst Person in the World

(Image credit score: Neon)

Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier, The Worst Person within the World follows Julie (Renate Reinsve) over 4 years of her life as she struggles along with her love life and discovering the fitting profession path. The film acquired important acclaim after it premiered at Cannes Film Festival final 12 months and Reinsve gained the pageant’s award for Best Actress.