2017 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Benjamin/Carrillo/Kusama/St. Vincent/Vuckovic’s XX

Roxanne Benjamin Sofia Carrillo Karyn Kusama St. Vincent Jovanka Vuckovic XX

Looking down our list, if included at this year’s fest, they would be emblematic of what we believe will be the highest percentage of female filmmakers to shore up in the feature film categories. Roxanne Benjamin, Sofia Carrillo, Karyn Kusama, and St. Vincent team up with Jovanka Vuckovic to create their own fox force five with four XX branded anthology vignettes. To be released around Valentine’s day.

Gist: Four stories.

Production Co./Producers: Todd Brown, Karen Shaw, Nick Spicer, Travis Stevens

Prediction: No other place at Sundance except for the Park City at Midnight section.

U.S. Distributor: Magnet Releasing.

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)