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Video: Amman Abbasi’s Dayveon: 2017 Sundance Film Fest Post Screening Q&A

Video: Amman Abbasi’s Dayveon: 2017 Sundance Film Fest Post Screening Q&A

with a film like this it’s not so much the dialogue, but the emotion of these characters” – Amman Abbasi

Technically the opening American indie film of Sundance 2017 edition, micro indie Amman Abbasi’s Dayveon received its NY/LA release via FilmRise on September 13th. I mention how this “aestheticizes troubled ravaged rural life with a portraiture that is sans artifice and congealed with a bravura of low-key performances. In the post screening Q&A at the world premiere screening video below, they underlined the casting process and use of sound.

 

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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