Montreal short heads to Sundance film fest
PARK CITY, Utah - A short film by Montreal-based filmmaker Sophie Goyette is headed to the Sundance Film Festival.
Organizers say Goyette's 18-minute film "Le Futur Proche" has been selected as part of the International Narrative Short Film program.
It's described as an impressionistic look at a pilot who receives an unexpected phone call that changes his life forever.
Goyette co-wrote and directed the film, which screened last September at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Other Canadians with work already headed to Sundance include director Sarah Polley, whose documentary "Stories We Tell" will screen as part of the out-of-competition Spotlight section, and Jason Eisener, who is among a team of directors that collaborated on the U.S.-Canada co-production "S-VHS."
Meanwhile, Jason DaSilva's film "When I Walk" will screen in the out-of-competition Documentary Premieres section. It explores his painful journey after learning at age 25 that he has a severe form of multiple sclerosis.
The festival runs Jan. 17 to 27 in Park City, Utah.