Kristen Stewart’s Short Film ‘Come Swim’ To Premiere At 2017 Sundance Film Festival

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Kristen Stewart Short Film Sundance

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Kristen Stewart’s directorial debut, a short film titled Come Swim, will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The news was announced Tuesday along with a slate of 67 other shorts that will be included in the lineup.

The actress also wrote the script for Come Swim, which is described on Sundance’s website as “a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.” Beyond that, there are few plot details known about the 17-minute-film, which was shot in Los Angeles over three weeks this past summer. The project, originally titled Water when it first announced in May, was produced for the fashion and entertainment website Refinery29. The movie will be included in the outlet’s ShatterBox Anthology series, a collection of 12 short films from female writers and directors, which will debut sometime after the festival.

Shortly before making Come Swim, Stewart had opened up about her desire to direct in a Vanity Fair interview. “Oh yeah, I’m gunning. I really want that now,” the actress said in January. “I think that I’d be pretty good at getting people on the same plane and on the sort of train.” She added, “Yeah, I can’t f***ing wait.” The Sundance Film Festival will run from January 19-29 in Park City, Utah.


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