2017 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Peer Pedersen’s We Don’t Belong Here

Peer Pedersen

He worked on a couple of titles as a producer including the TIFF preemed Megan Griffiths’ Lucky Them (2013) and the Sundance preemed, unfathomably hard to believe true story docu Finders Keepers (2015). For his debut feature film, which lensed as “The Greens Are Gone” in Massachusetts back in July of 2015, Peer Pedersen loaded the thriller with Sundance names/faces and is one of the handful of remaining final Anton Yelchin films. We Don’t Belong Here stars Catherine Keener, Kaitlyn Dever, Maya Rudolph, Riley Keough, Annie Starke, Justin Chatwin, Molly Shannon and Cary Elwes. With lots of time in post production, this is ready for a fest showing.

Gist: When a Mother (Keener) can’t reach her troubled son (Yelchin) her daughter (Dever) begins to investigate their family’s troubled past. Soon the past becomes the present, bringing a sinister character and an unknowable oddity with it.

Production Co./Producers: Annelise Dekker, Adam Gibbs, Michael Kristoff, Roger Joseph Pugliese

Prediction: Chances are low for a Park City at Midnight showing, but Tribeca showing could be in the cards.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (international)

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)