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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Robert Edwards’ When I Live My Life Over Again

Despite one feature film under his belt with 2006’s Land of the Blind (the Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland starrer won the Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award and landed at Rotterdam, but didn’t gain much traction after that), Robert Edwards isn’t an unknown entity for Sundance programmers. His 2002 docu short, Voice of the Prophet landed at the fest and American Prometheus, a project that hasn’t yet materialized, was awarded a the 2011 Sloan Science-in-Film Initiative Commissioning Grant. It appears that the filmmaker has had several high profile projects that didn’t materialize, but this April, is when he finally got a greenlight. When I Live My Life Over Again sees Christopher Walken, Amber Heard, Kelli Garner, Hamish Linklater, Ann Magnuson and Oliver Platt in a New York city set drama.

Gist: The New York-based drama sees Walken play Lombard, dubbed “The King of Romance,” as he plans his big comeback, with Heard as his daughter Jude.

Production Co./Producers: Parts and Labor’ Lars Knudsen & Jay Van Hoy (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Lucas Joaquin (Keep the Lights On), Saemi Kim, Saerom Kim, Chris Maybach (Night Moves), Ferne Pearlstein.

Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Competition

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. Insert (domestic). K5 International (international)

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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