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Top 50 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2019: #48. Casey Affleck’s Light of My Life

Top 50 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2019: #48. Casey Affleck’s Light of My Life

Light of My Life

Conceptually it could have added so much to the performance art and art imitating life discourse, unfortunately, Casey Affleck‘s directorial debut I’m Still Here (trailer) was a wet firecracker and the post-life further complicated his own public persona. Coincidentally, it’s the second film, Light of My Life, that could serve as a conversation starter outside the context of the film. Post Manchester by the Sea, filming took place in February of 2017 in British Columbia’s Okanagan valley. Elisabeth Moss, Affleck and Anna Pniowsky are among the players while The Light Between Oceans cinematographer Adam Arkapaw works in the West Coast glow.

Gist: This centers on a father (Affleck) and his young daughter Rag (Anna Pniowsky), who are trapped in the woods after a deadly pandemic radically alters the world. As the father struggles to protect his daughter’s innocence, shielding her from the newfound dangers of man, their bond is tested.

Release Date/Prediction: After being a no-show on the fest circuit in 2018, the Berlin Film Festival nabbed the world premiere and fitted this in the Panorama section.

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