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2017 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Tali Shalom-Ezer’s Mercy

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Tali Shalom-Ezer’s Mercy

The chances of seeing Israeli filmmaker Tali Shalom Ezer‘s Mercy premiere at Sundance are next to nil and that’s not because it wouldn’t be a substantial fit within the line-up, but it would have had to have been rushed considerably during the post production phase. Shot in Cincinnati last September, Ezer’s third film features Ellen Page and Kate Mara in a romantic drama. Prior to this, the filmmaker had presented the controversial Princess in the World Dramatic Comp at the 2015 edition.

Gist: Written by Joe Barton, this is about Lucy (Page), the daughter of a man on death row falling in love with Mara’s Mercy character, a woman on the opposing side of her family’s political cause. As a result, Lucy’s value for truth is tested as her world begins to unravel.

Production Co./Producers: Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa (Lemon), Kate Mara and Ellen Page.

Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Comp or perhaps we’ll only see it ready for a fall fest.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. UTA and WME (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 splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and 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. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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