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2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Goran Stolevski’s You Won’t Be Alone

2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Goran Stolevski’s You Won’t Be Alone

Cranking out a ton of short films for over a decade, Australian/Macedonian filmmaker Goran Stolevski saw his 2018 short Would You Look at Her win the Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction at Sundance. Fast forward to 2020, and the filmmaker is backed by Focus Features and the producers for The Babadook and The Nightingale for a project featuring Noomi Rapace, Anamaria Marinca, Alice Englert, Carloto Cotta, Félix Maritaud and Sara Klimoska. Filmed in Serbia, the supernatural horror You Won’t Be Alone was just dated by Focus with a January 28th date.

Gist: Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, the film follows a young girl who is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit. Curious about life as a human, the young witch accidentally kills a peasant in the nearby village and then takes her victim’s shape to live life in her skin. Her curiosity ignited, she continues to wield this horrific power in order to understand what it means to be human.

Production Co./Producers: Causeway Films’ Kristina Ceyton and Sam Jennings.

Prediction: MIDNIGHT.

U.S. Distributor: Focus Features.

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 Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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