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Video Interview: Alexandre Dostie – I’ll End Up in Jail (Short Film) – 2020 Sundance Film Festival

An award-winning film that began it’s festival life at TIFF in 2019, and would hit Park City and prestigious Clermont-Ferrand early 2020, Quebecois filmmaker Alexandre Dostie follows up his baseball diamond coming-of-ager Mutants with the equally darkly comedic true break free exploration of self in I’ll End Up in Jail. A filmmaker with flare who loves to explore small town characters who squirm and struggle out of impossible moral conflicts, I sat down with Dostie during Sundance to discuss his support for short form (he owns a distribution co. Travelling Distribution specializing in shorts) and how he utilizes his visual took box to his advantage and the enigmatic character he created in Maureen (Martine Francke). Dostie will next be embarking on his feature debut titled, Shape.


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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