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2017 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Margarita Jimeno’s My Life is a Soundtrack

Jury prize winner at Champs Elysees Film Festival’s U.S. in Progress this past summer, Margarita Jimeno’s sophomore feature currently titled My Life is a Soundtrack simply sounds dope. Described as a hybrid fiction, this is not Jimeeno’s first foray into music based docs – her debut Gogol Bordello Non-Stop won an award at the forward thinking fest with appreciate: CPH: DOX.

Gist: When international artist Peter Bjorn’s much anticipated show is panned by critics, he disappears. Finding refuge playing pipe organ music in a remote Polish village, he becomes fascinated by the sweet voice of a hiking nun. However, when Peter reads online that he is
presumed dead, he decides to go back and confront his past life.

Production Co./Producers: Margarita Jimeno, Executive Producer: Uncorked Productions’ Andrew D. Corkin (The Alchemist Cookbook).

Prediction: This could actually be fitted in the Park City at Midnight or NEXT section.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (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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