Sundance London film festival line-up announced

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Julie Delpy (right) directs and co-stars in 2 Days in New York

Julie Delpy's latest movie 2 Days in New York and the award-winning drugs documentary The House I Live In will be shown at the inaugural Sundance London film festival in April.

The Queen of Versailles, Liberal Arts and Filly Brown also feature on the list of 14 films at the four-day event.

It is a smaller version of the annual US film festival of the same name.

Sundance founder Robert Redford said the selected films "speak to universal experiences and global challenges."

The Oscar-winning actor and director added: "I welcome the opportunity to see how people in the UK experience these films."

Delpy's 2 Days in New York is a follow-up to her 2006 hit film 2 Days in Paris, and stars Delpy - who also directs - and comic actor Chris Rock.

Several of the movies selected to be screened in London won prizes at the Utah film festival in January.

The House I Live In - a critique of America's war on drugs - won the grand jury documentary prize and Lauren Greenfield scooped the best directing award for The Queen of Versailles - which tells the story of a billionaire couple who live in a 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by the famous French palace.

The special jury producing award went to Nobody Walks, and the Waldo Salt screenwriting prize went to Derek Connolly for Safety Not Guaranteed.

Chasing Ice - which follows a National Geographic photographer across three continents as he attempts to gather visual evidence of the Earth's melting ice - scooped the best cinematography gong.

So Yong Kim's drama For Ellen has been added to the line-up, along with documentaries Finding North - a study of hunger in America - and Under African Skies, which follows musician Paul Simon back to South Africa for the 25th anniversary of his Graceland album.

The line-up is completed by LUV, Nobody Walks, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Safety Not Guaranteed and Shut Up And Play The Hits - which chronicles the 48 hours build-up to the final concert by New York's LCD Soundsystem.

A series of music events to compliment the selected films also includes Bristol musicians Tricky and Martina Topley Bird performing the Mercury-nominated Maxinquaye album

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