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Janus Metz & Sine Plambech's Between Two Worlds

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2018 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Janus Metz & Sine Plambech’s Between Two Worlds

2018 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Janus Metz & Sine Plambech’s Between Two Worlds

It certainly appears that we might one day be relating Janus Metz‘s film output in the similar realm as Jonathan Demme, Michael Winterbottom, Asif Kapadia, Werner Herzog and/or Kevin MacDonald. Metz has peppered his filmography with several items (fiction and non-fic form) since he blasted onto the scene with the snappy, in harms way Croisette preemed 2010’s Armadillo. He resurfaced proper just this past September with his sophomore film, Borg vs McEnroe (TIFF opener) and is currently set to direct Dangerous Ground – about war veteran Johnnie Porche, but its his technically his first conceived docu dating a decade in all alongside anthropologist Sine Plambech that should fall onto the 2018 calendar. Between Two Worlds is based on four individual films worth of footage – it should make for an ethnocentric effort which was shot over a 10-year time span and features three generations. The project was part of the CPH:DOX’s Work-in-Progress session.

Gist: This is a unique longitudinal study of a network of Thai/Danish marriages shot over ten years. It is an exploration of globalization over time set on the intimate stage of marriage and family. The film follows four couples and their children and documents how their lives develop as a consequence of the economic and emotional bonds that tie them together. It is an ensemble piece and an epic family drama set in two outskirt communities at either side of the global divide – yet intimately connected through marriage migration.

Production Co./Producers: Magic Hour Films’ Lise Lense-Moller (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country)

Prediction: World Cinema Documentary Competition.

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



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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (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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