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Video: Isabella Eklöf’s Holiday | 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Video: Isabella Eklöf’s Holiday | 2018 Sundance Film Festival

With American indie being the focal point of our Sundance coverage, it takes a little coaxing for us to check out the offerings found in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition, but this Danish offering from first time filmmaker Isabella Eklöf had the kind of marketing materials that paint a curious picture. My first film viewing experience in Park City where I was carded before entering, Holiday flips the gangster film on its head with its transformative waiflike and trophylike protagonist (played with bravura by Victoria Carmen Sonne) who traces her own lines. This is a rare Sundance preemed film that I would have seen at Cannes. Here is a rather smart post screening Q&A.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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