Which Weird Film Will Work?
Sundance programmers have a soft spot for the bizarrely awesome. (See last year's Escape from Tomorrow). And this year is no exception. Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter centers on a young woman who leaves her tiny Tokyo apartment where she lives with her pet rabbit, Bunzo, to search for a briefcase of treasure in the Minnesota winter. In Jamie Marks Is Dead, the title character comes back to haunt Adam and Macie – played by Homeland's Morgan Saylor – who found the body. Trapped between two worlds, the ghost interrupts the pair's budding love affair. And In Life After Beth (starring Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza), after his girlfriend's sudden death, Zach gets Beth back, except now she's a zombie. Metaphors!