Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #75. Lance Edmands’ Bluebird

Bluebird Lance Edmands

Bluebird

Director/Writer: Lance Edmands
Producer(s): Garrett P. Fennelly, Alexander Schepsman and Kyle Martin
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Adam Driver, John Slattery, Louisa Krause, Margo Martindale, Emily Meade

In ’12, we had such fine examples (The Color Wheel, Starlet, Compliance and Francine) when it comes to micro-budgeted American independent films we care for, and we’re thinking that Lance Edmands’s directing debut might just fall into that category. With a tech crew that includes Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Production Designer Inbal Weinberg (The Place Beyond the Pines) and Composers Daniel Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans (Simon Killer), Bluebird – a Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Labs workshopped project should not go undetected.

Gist: In the frozen woods of an isolated Maine logging town, one woman’s tragic mistake shatters the balance of the community, resulting in profound and unexpected consequences. Told through fragmented and intersecting story lines, Bluebird examines the struggles of regret and redemption at the frontier of modern America.

Release Date: This will definitely premiere at a major film festival but when and where is the question: a Cannes side-bar, Locarno, TIFF?

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film 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 Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)