Sundance 2011: VAMPIRE Starring Rachael Leigh Cook and Keisha Castle-Hughes

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We’ve been bringing you the first images from films that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in a few weeks, and today we have images from the film Vampire. From Japanese director Shunji Iwai (New York, I Love You, All About Lilly Chou-Chou), the film stars Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead), Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Kristin Kreuk (ABC’s Snow White).

The film tells the story of a normal-seeming young man who spends his time searching internet message boards and chat rooms for the perfect girl…..in order to drink her blood. To read a full synopsis and check out the images from the film (as well as wax nostalgic over those 90’s teen comedy days when you catch a glimpse of Leigh-Cook), hit the jump. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 – 30th.

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Not all of those amongst us who crave blood are Vampires and not all Vampires  crave blood.

For those of you expecting anything remotely resembling Twilight, Nosferatu, or Bela Lugosi, VAMPIRE may not  be your  cup of red  elixir…Simply put, VAMPIRE gives new meaning to the word, vampire.

Simon seems like a fairly normal, average young man who’s devoted to his teaching job and ailing mother. Underneath the surface, however, things are not what they seem. Simon hunts through online chat rooms and message boards, searching for the perfect girl: beautiful, shy, and suicidal. Simon has a particular condition: he is compelled to drink blood.

Acclaimed Japanese director Iwai Shunji (New York, I Love You; All About Lily Chou-Chou) makes his first-English language feature and demonstrates that he is a master of cinematic storytelling in any language. Breathtaking, lyrical camera movement and unconventional framing capture beautifully macabre images, while the evocative music and sound design complete the sensory tour de force. The terrific ensemble cast stretches out of its comfort zone and syncs up perfectly with Shunji’s dark vision, which explores the essence of existence and what drives some to end it.

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And here are links to the first images from other films playing at Sundance:

  • Another Earth (starring William Mapother, Brit Marling, and Jordan Baker)
  • Becoming Chaz (directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato)
  • Benavides Born (starring Corina Calderon, Jeremy Ray Valdez, and Joseph Julian Soria)
  • Bobby Fischer Against the World (directed by Liz Garbus)
  • The Catechism Cataclysm (starring Steve Little, Robert Longstreet and Walter Dalton)
  • Cedar Rapids (starring John C. Reilly, Ed Helms, and Sigourney Weaver)
  • Circumstance (starring Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, and Reza Sixo Safai)
  • Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (starring Lisa Haas, Susan Ziegler and Jackie Monahan)
  • The Convincer (starring Greg Kinnear, Billy Crudup, and Alan Arkin)
  • Corman’s World (directed by Alex Stapleton)
  • The Details (starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, and Laura Linney)
  • The Devil’s Double (starring Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, and Mimoun Oaissa)
  • Granito (directed by Pamela Yates)
  • The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (directed by Morgan Spurlock)
  • HERE (starring Ben Foster, Lubna Azabal and Narek Nersisyan)
  • Higher Ground (starring Vera Farmiga, John Hawkes, and Dagmara Dominczyk)
  • Hobo with a Shotgun (starring Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, and Gregory Smith)
  • Homework (starring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, and Michael Angarano)
  • I Melt With You (starring Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane, and Jeremy Piven)
  • The Interrupters (directed by Steve James)
  • The Ledge (starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard, Christopher Gorham)
  • Life in a Day (directed by Kevin Macdonald, produced by Ridley Scott)
  • Like Crazy (starring Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston)
  • Little Birds (starring Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth, and Kyle Gallner)
  • Magic Trip (directed by Alex Gibney)
  • Margin Call (starring Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto, and Paul Bettany)
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene (starring Elizabeth Olsen, Hugh Dancy, and John Hawkes)
  • The Music Never Stopped (starring J.K. Simmons, Julia Ormond, and Cara Seymour)
  • My Idiot Brother (starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, and Zooey Deschanel)
  • On The Ice (starring Josiah Patkotak, Frank Qutuq Irelan, Teddy Kyle Smith, Adamina Kerr, and Sierra Jade Sampson)
  • The Oregonian (starring Lindsay Pulsipher, Robert Longstreet, and Matt Olsen)
  • Pariah (starring Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker and Kim Wayans)
  • Perfect Sense (starring Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, and Ewen Bremner)
  • Reagan (directed by Eugene Jarecki)
  • Rebirth (directed by Jim Whitaker)
  • Red State (directed by Kevin Smith; Starring Michael Parks, John Goodman, and Melissa Leo)
  • Salvation Boulevard (starring Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, and Ed Harris)
  • Septien (starring Robert Longstreet, Onur Tukel and Michael Tully)
  • Take Shelter (starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain)
  • The Son of No One (starring Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, and Juliette Binoche)
  • These Amazing Shadows (directed by Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton)
  • Terri (starring Jacob Wysocki, John C. Reilly, and Creed Bratton)
  • Troll Hunters (starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, and Hans Morten Hansen)
  • Win Win (starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, and Jeffrey Tambor)
  • The Woman (starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers and Angela Bettis)



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