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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #57. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre – Mustang

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #57. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre – Mustang

Having gone into production in November of 2017 and not having a festival berth in 2018 meant that the Sundance 2019 was part of the long game after-all for Mustang. With a full year in post production, French actress Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre has gone through the entire “Sundance” process – having her short film Rabbit (2014) presented there, earning slots at both Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Labs – we interviewed the filmmaker back in 2016). Connie Britton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Josh Stewart, Bruce Dern, Gideon Adlon and Jason Mitchell star.

Rooftop Films 2019

Gist: Written by Clermont-Tonnerre, Brock Norman and Mona Fastvold, Roman Coleman (Schoenaerts), a violent convict is given the chance to participate in the rehabilitation-therapy program training wild mustangs. Roman forms a strong bond with a particularly difficult horse, which forces him to confront his harsh past and innermost demons.

Production Co./Producers: Alain Goldman (J’accuse)

Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Comp.

U.S. Distributor: Focus Features.

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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