The Sundance Film Festival unveiled its list of films competing for its prestigious awards Wednesday, and the names of stars appearing in the drama category seemed as impressive as those in any Oscar contest. Among them were Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini, Orlando Bloom, Laura Linny, Edie Falco, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Mary-Louise Parker, America Fererra, and Michelle Williams. The World Cinema competition will feature films from 14 countries (including one, Undertow , which is a joint Colombia-France-Germany-Peru production). Among them is a film from Iraq, Son of Babylon , that takes place following the toppling of Saddam Hussein.

03/12/2009