The film is presented today, and competes with another 15 in the category of American fiction films.
Tyler (Jason Mitchell) accepts the invitation of his friend to join a trip between boys and leave the city of New York a couple of days to relax in a cabin in the Catskills mountains. The getaway, which promised to be a holiday weekend, transforms when Tyler realizes he is the only African-American of the group, while alcohol brings to the surface what the guests really think.
Little more is known about Tyrel (2018), the new film by filmmaker Sebastián Silva (1979) that debuts today at the Sundance Festival, the most important meeting for independent films held every year in Park City (Utah, USA). Appointment where the director is a familiar face since he made his way in 2009 with La Nana, upon receiving the Jury Prize, and in 2014 when he won for Best Direction in the World Cinema Drama section with Crystal Fairy.
As in his latest film, Nasty Baby (2015), the director filmed in the United States and takes up themes present in his filmography as the discomfort and paranoia of its protagonists in remote places and surrounded by strangers. Tyrel is the sixth feature film to be released in this version of the Park City festival, but it is the first to be part of the main competition of American Fiction Films (US Dramatic Competition).
In this category it competes against another 15 productions, where I think we’re alone now of Reed Mora, producer and producer of certain chapters of the series The Gandmaid’s Tale. The film develops in a future where humanity disappears and Reed (Peter Dinklage) is the only survivor, or at least he believes it until he meets Grace (Elle Fanning) and all his calm is disrupted.
Another of the most anticipated is the behind-the-scenes debut of actor Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine) with Wildlife, an adaptation of Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. Set in the 1960s in Montana, it follows a teenager who sees his family begin to fall apart.
Critics of specialized media such as The New York Times and Indiewire, are watching the premiere of Sorry to bother you, the first production of American rapper Boots Riley. Comedy in which its protagonist, Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield), discovers a key to professional success.
The LGBT theme is also present in the main category with the drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Desiree Akhavan. Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz), a teenager who must move to live with her conservative aunt in Montana after the death of her parents, is forced into a rehabilitation center for homosexuals.
For this version of the Sundance Festival, which began last Thursday, 110 films were selected from 29 countries that entered 14 categories. The winners of this year will be known on Sunday 28, last day of the meeting.