25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2018

From a doc on Joan Jett to corporate satires, gritty indies and a psycho Nic Cage – our picks for this year's must-see Sundance titles

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'Piercing'
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Zachary Galler18/25

'Piercing'

If you were lucky enough to catch Nicolas Pesce's stunning, sickening 2016 debut The Eyes of My Mother, you couldn't shake the feeling that horror had just gained a bold, original new voice. So we're extremely curious to see how his follow-up to that minor Southern Gothic masterpiece plays. The fact that he's adapting cult novelist Ryū Murakami's novel about a everyman (Christopher Abbott) indulging some nagging homicidal impulses and the escort (Mia Wasikowska) who may not be the "victim" he'd bargained for suggests the young director is both squarely in his comfort zone and gleefully pushing his own limits. And we're going to assume that [gulp] it's not called Piercing for nothing.

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