Sundance 2015: First Images from 6 DESIRES, ALOFT, EDEN, and GIRLHOOD

     December 4, 2014


Our Sundance 2015 pre-coverage continues with some first look images and synopses from a collection of films that will have their world premiere in the Spotlight category the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Briefly:

  • 6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia – Documentary directed by Mark Cousins.
  • Aloft – Written and directed by Claudia Llosa; starring Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, and William Shimell.
  • Eden – Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve; starring Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Greta Gerwig, Brady Corbet, Arsinee Khanjian, and Vincent Macaigne.
  • Girlhood – Written and directed by Céline Sciamma; starring Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Mariétou Touré, Idrissa Diabaté, and Simina Soumaré.

Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival runs January 22nd – February 1st.

6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia

In winter 1921, DH Lawrence and his wife journeyed to Sardinia, and he chronicled their experiences in Sea and Sardinia. Now, Mark Cousins retraces Lawrence’s footsteps. The film is conceived partly as a letter to Lawrence — or “Bert” — a detail that’s typical of the film’s inviting sense of conversational intimacy.









Aloft tells the story of a struggling mother, Nana, and her evolution to becoming a renowned healer. When a young artist tracks down Nana’s son 20 years after she abandoned him, she sets in motion an encounter between the two that will bring the meaning of their lives into question.



Mia Hansen-Løve’s electronic-dance-music epic follows the rise and fall of a DJ (based on her brother, Sven, a contemporary of Daft Punk) who gets into the rave scene in 1994 and spends the next 20 years navigating the French club scene.






Oppressed by her family, dead-end school prospects, and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name and dress, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping to find a way to freedom.


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