2016 Sundance Film Fest Video: Kerem Sanga’s First Girl I Loved

First Girl I Loved Sundance

Among the NEXT section titles that landed at this year’s Sundance Film Fest, the micro-budgeted NEXT Audience Award winning puppy love in the crosshairs third feature film from helmer Kerem Sanga ultimately choose the DIY route in terms of distribution. Released last week theatrically and via VOD (itunes), here is a video throwback to First Girl I Loved‘s second premiere post Q&A screening with the cast and crew video.

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)