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Video Interview: Dylan Holmes Williams – The Devil’s Harmony (Short Film) 2020 Sundance Film Festival

With a certain clinical Lanthimos-like aestheticism and The Stepford Wives sorting of the character set, London-based filmmaker Dylan Holmes Williams has been super-charged by the genre film fest circuit (prior to Sundance showcase he won the Director award at Fantastic Fest 2019) a cappella and tribalism gives The Devil’s Harmony the parameters to investigate love at first…note. I sat down with the filmmaker at Sundance to discuss his influences, his style and to deconstruct the structure of the award-winning short.


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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