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2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Babak Anvari’s I Came By

2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Babak Anvari’s I Came By

After blasting out of Sundance with breakout hit Under the Shadow (2016) and following that up with a sophomore item featuring a strung out Armie Hammer and hollowed Dakota Johnson (2019’s Wounds), British-Iranian filmmaker Babak Anvari might just end up buying a condo in Park City if his next feature gets presented there. Chances are low, but not impossible, his third feature went into production this summer. Probably working with a budget bigger than his previous pair combined, the Netflix project was set up in London. I Came By is a neo-noir thriller featuring George MacKay, Kelly Macdonald and Hugh Bonneville. Co-written with Namsi Khan, Anvari reteams with his Under The Shadow cinematographer Kit Fraser.

Gist: This follows a rebellious young graffiti artist (George MacKay) who targets the homes of the wealthy elite but discovers a shocking secret that leads him on a journey endangering himself and those closest to him.

Production Co./Producers: Two and Two Pictures’ Lucan Toh.

Prediction: PREMIERES.

U.S. Distributor: Netflix.

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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