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2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Beth de Araújo’s Soft & Quiet

2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Beth de Araújo’s Soft & Quiet

Only a couple of months shy from going into production with Josephine, a project that is financed, backed by a notable producer (RT Features), and was workshopped at the Sundance Labs, Beth de Araújo didn’t let the pandemic get in her way and she quickly shifted to another project for her directorial debut. Soft & Quiet is micro-budgeted drama that was informed by the very real racism that is embedded in the Red, white and blue. Olivia Luccardi plays the film’s lead in what could be a radical inventive take on this social woe – we won’t spoil the chosen visual template here.

Gist: This follows a female white supremacist indoctrinating a group of women and together they set out to harass two mixed-raced sisters.

Production Co./Producers: Saba Zerehi

Prediction: NEXT

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

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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