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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 (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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