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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #36. Alejandro Fernández Almendras – Hra

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #36. Alejandro Fernández Almendras – Hra

Sundance love their Chilean cinema and have had a great rapport with Alejandro Fernández Almendras in the past showcasing his 2014 Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Dramatic winner (Matar a un hombre) and 2016’s Aquí No Ha Pasado Nada. A Chile, France, Czech Republic, South Korea co-production, Hra was shot in black and white film and set in the Czech Republic, and recently at the 2018 Santiago International Film Festival (Sanfic) Works in Progress he offered some insight in where he was with the process.

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Gist: This tells the tale of a small-town Czech playwright, Peter (Jiří Mádl), who makes a series of inadvisable decisions in his private life that begin to impose on the work being done in the theater.

Production Co./Producers: TBD

Prediction: World Dramatic Competition.

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


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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