2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Sophie Hyde’s Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
It may become a once, twice, and third selection is a charm for filmmaker Sophie Hyde this coming January. The Aussie helmer saw her debut feature 52 Tuesdays get selected for the 2013 edition of Sundance (she won the Directing Award) and her sophomore film Animals premiered at the 2019 edition and with a good long lead in post (production took place in March) means this mature, audience pleaser, sex positive comedy with a post menopause protag could fill in the laugher component for the upcoming edition. Hyde’s Good Luck To You, Leo Grande used the backdrop London with Emma Thompson in the pleasure seat and Daryl McCormack set as the titular Leo Grande.
Gist: Nancy Stokes (Thompson) is a 55-year-old widow and ex-teacher who feels her stale but stable marriage robbed her of sexually invigorating experiences. To make up for lost time, she hires the services of an escort, or “sex therapist,” a man in his early twenties, for a night of sexual bliss.
Production Co./Producers: Debbie Gray, Adrian Politowski.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. Cornerstone (domestic, international).