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2024 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Christine Jeffs’ A Mistake

2024 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Christine Jeffs’ A Mistake

Having completed production in the summer of the previous year, Christine Jeffs is now well-prepared to polish off her highly anticipated fourth feature film, a book-to-film adaptation titled A Mistake to high-brow auds. This marks a sixteen-year gap between her previous feature films – she began with a lot of fanfare early on with Rain (2001), Sylvia (2003) and then Sunshine Cleaning (2008). A Mistake sees Elizabeth Banks topline what was a shot in New Zealand project. Jeffs was at Sundance with her last film so it might be a fun comeback narrative for this acquisitions item.

Gist: Elizabeth is a gifted surgeon—the only female consultant at her hospital. But while operating on a young woman, something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of a new scheme to publicly report surgeons’ performance, her colleagues begin to close ranks, and Elizabeth’s life is thrown into disarray. Tough and abrasive, Elizabeth has survived and succeeded in this most demanding field. But can she survive a single mistake?

Production Co./Producers: GFC Films Matthew Metcalfe and Christine Jeffs.

Prediction: Premieres.

Sales: Cornerstone Films / UTA Independent Film Group

2023 American Film Festival Wroclaw

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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