Despite those films having some of the biggest names of the festival, they are not among the most hotly tipped for festival and future success. From pop musicals to Guantanamo Bay-based stories of friendship, there's much more to offer than rom-coms and directorial debuts this year at Sundance.

Camp X Ray
Camp X Ray promises big things from Stewart

Camp X-Ray will see Twilight's Kristen Stewart star in her latest attempt to cast off the shadows of her vampire-laden movie past, and it may be her best chance yet at establishing herself as a genuine acting talent. The film tells the story of a new Guantanamo Bay guard (Stewart) who befriends a detained terror suspect being held in the notorious army prison (Payman Maadi).

Two British movies are also generating their fair amount of pre-festival buzz also, with Frank and God Help the Girl tipped for acclaim. Frank will tell the story of the enigmatic Frank Sidebottom, played by Michael Fassbender, as told from the perspective of a wannabe musician (Domhnall Gleeson) who tries to join Frank's pop band. God Help the Girl is the debut film from a Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch and is a Glasgow-set pop musical that follows a trio of budding musician and features entirely new music composed and recorded by Murdoch in 2009.

Frank is one of the festival's most off-kilter debutants

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