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2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Frances O’Connor’s Emily

2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Frances O’Connor’s Emily

After Maggie and Rebecca showcased their skillset behind the camera for 2021 premieres, we continue that trend with veteran British-Australian actress Frances O’Connor making her directorial debut. Production took place across the pond on Emily in the month of April for an acquisitions friendly title featuring Emma Mackey as Emily Brontë and Fionn Whitehead as Branwell Brontë. O’Connor apparently starting working on the project a decade ago.

Gist: This focus on the life the world of author Emily Brontë in the years leading up to the creation of her seminal novel “Wuthering Heights.”

Production Co./Producers: David Barron, Piers Tempest with Arenamedia’s Robert Connolly, Robert Patterson.

Prediction: PREMIERES.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. Embankment (domestic, 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 1976 (Manuela Martelli), Godland (Hlynur Pálmason), Corsage (Marie Kreutzer), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen).

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