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2024 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Maxime Giroux’s In Cold Light

2024 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Maxime Giroux’s In Cold Light

With five feature films under his belt, this past summer Maxime Giroux moved into the saddle of his English language debut (2014’s Félix et Meira works in multiple spoken dialogues) with In Cold Light. Lassoing the likes of Maika Monroe, Troy Kotsur and Helen Hunt, this crime thriller could easily wait until the autumn film festival circuit, but if they move quickly then this would be a return to Park City for Giroux who last premiered his 2005 short “Le Rouge au Sol”. Sara Mishara is the cinematographer here.

Gist: Ava (Monroe) is trapped. Like a bull in a bucking chute, seconds before exploding onto the rodeo stage. She is hunted. Pursued by those who killed her brother, pursued by her own demons. Ava needs to make a choice. To either save herself and fight another day or to push and become the woman she wishes she could be.

Production Co./Producers: Mike MacMillan, Yannick Ltourneau, Jean-Yves Roubin.

Prediction: Premieres.

Sales: XYZ Films.

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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