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2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Ian Samuels’ The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Ian Samuels’ The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

Rising starlet Kathryn Newton (who we just saw in Freaky – read review) toplines this sophomore feature — an Amazon Studios backed fantasy project from helmer Ian Samuels. The filmmaker saw his short film Myrna the Monster hit Sundance in 2015, and the shot in Alabama (in February of this year) The Map of Tiny Perfect Things also features Kyle Allen, Jermaine Harris, Anna Mikami, Josh Hamilton, Cleo Fraser, and Jorja Fox. This is based on a screenplay by Lev Grossman, based upon his short story of the same name.

Gist: Two teens who live the same day repeatedly, enabling them to create the titular map.

Production Co./Producers: Weed Road Pictures’ Akiva Goldsman, Ashley Fox, Gregory Lessans, Aaron Ryder.

2020 American Film Festival in Poland

Prediction: Premieres

U.S. Distributor: Amazon Studios.

2020 American Film Festival in Poland

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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