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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #24. Craig Roberts – Eternal Beauty

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #24. Craig Roberts – Eternal Beauty

Not really the dark horse pick selection that was his feature debut, actor Craig Roberts has been to the fest beforehand (Richard Ayoade’s Submarine and The Fundamentals of Caring), while the filmmaker saw him debut Just Jim at 2015’s SXSW. Casting on Eternal Beauty began back in December of 2017 when Sally Hawkins lassoed for the lead part, and production on began in June in Wales. Adding to the cast we find David Thewlis, Billie Piper, Penelope Wilton, Alice Lowe and Robert Aramayo.

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Gist: This follows Jane (Hawkins), who breaks down after being left at the altar and eventually spirals into a world of chaos between her own imagination and reality.

Production Co./Producers: Adrian Bate (Just Jim).

Prediction: Premieres category would be the only way to slip into the line-up.

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