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2024 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Nora Fingscheidt’s The Outrun

2024 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Nora Fingscheidt’s The Outrun

Park City has been a fruitful ground for the films on addiction and the next stint in rehab could be Nora Fingscheidt’s fifth feature film. After a popular last pair of films in 2019’s System Crasher and 2021’s The Unforgivable (watch review), with The Outrun she moves into direct drama territory. Production took place in August of 2022 with Saoirse Ronan toplining. This is based on the best-selling memoir by Amy Liptrot — which Fingscheidt adapted in collaboration with the author.

Gist: Rona (Saoirse Ronan), returns to the wild Orkney Islands after coming out of rehab and more than a decade away. As she reconnects with the dramatic landscape where she grew up, memories of her childhood merge with the more recent challenging events that have set her on the path to recovery.

Production Co./Producers: Jack Lowden, Dominic Norris, Saoirse Ronan, Brock Media’s Sarah Brocklehurst.

Prediction: Premieres.

Sales: Protagonist Pictures / CAA Media Finance.


2023 American Film Festival Wroclaw

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, 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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