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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #37. Petra Costa – Impeachment (Docu)

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #37. Petra Costa – Impeachment (Docu)

A slow cook process on a hot button topic, Petra Costa‘s third feature film was a Sundance Institute invitee for the 2018 Documentary Edit and Story Labs selections and feels apropos with the recent change of government in Brazil. She gave us Elena (2014), Olmo And The Seagull (2016), and now Impeachment — a Cinereach project that could mirror the future of American political landscape.

Rooftop Films 2019

Gist: An epic tragedy of corruption and betrayal, Impeachment is a behind-the-scenes look at the ousting of Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff. With privileged access to the president and other key politicians, the film unravels like a political thriller in what is not only a defining moment for Brazil but also a fable of our times.

Production Co./Producers: Shane Boris (All These Sleepless Nights), Tiago Pavan (Elena), Petra Costa.

Prediction: Documentary Premieres.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (international).

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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