Love sucks, that's why we brought pizza: a look at what's playing this week on Sundance Channel
Michelle Willliams and Gabriel Garcia Bernal star in MAMMOTH.
As the icy fingers of Winter continue to creep up on us it’s time to stay in, bundle up and get cozy – and what better way to add on layers of warmth than with your favorite comfort food? Read our resident food blogger Zach Golden expound on the feel-goodness of feel-good food, and then tune into a month of Love Lust episodes that celebrate the art of chowing down with tonight’s episode, “Comfort Food.”
The Sundance series continue all week long, but that doesn’t mean our film lovers are getting the short end of the programming stick. On Wednesday night we’re showing Joe Maggio’s 2008 PAPER COVERS ROCK, the first film in a planned ten-part series inspired by Krystof Kieslowski’s “Decalogue.” Later that night, Catherine Deneuve stars in Andre Techine’s 2009 GIRL ON THE TRAIN, which follows two families brought together by a seemingly inexplicable event. Then on Thursday, love stinks with I HATE VALENTINE’S DAY (2009), which follows newbie filmmakers, and ex-bf/gf duo Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones’ BREAKING UPWARDS, the not-at-all-bad-for-$15k indie film hit of 2010.
On Friday night Gael Garcia Bernal and Michelle Williams star in MAMMOTH, the English language debut feature of noted Swedish director Lukas Moodysson (SHOW ME LOVE), which tells interlocking stories of dependence and globalization. Leo, a video-game entrepreneur and his physician wife live in a Manhattan loft with their eight-year-old daughter and their live-in Filipino nanny. Twin narratives following the nannys’ two sons half a world away and Leo’s business trip to Bangkok explore the precarious interrelation between wealth and poverty.
We round out the weekend with A LITTLE TRIP TO HEAVEN, the 2006 Sundance Film Festival hit starring Forest Whitaker as a savvy insurance adjuster scrutinizing a suspicious death in this atmospheric noir, the first English-language feature by Iceland’s Baltasar Kormkur (THE SEA, 101 REYKJAVIK). Then stay tuned on Sunday for MONSTER’S BALL, starring Bill Bob Thornton and Halle Berry with Heath Ledger and Sean Combs, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, right after Lawrence Fishburne and Ryan Phillippe undergo a tortuous (if you will) relationship in in FIVE FINGERS.
But wait, there’s more! Don’t miss a thing: see the full schedule of what’s playing this week on Sundance Channel.