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Video: RKSS – Summer of ’84 | 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance put them on the map when they invited their directorial debut Turbo Kid, and when the Quebecois trio known as RKSS made the switch from micro inventive sci-fi action comedy hybrid to fully embracing ’80s nostalgia with this coming-of-age horror blend, fest programmers happily came back for seconds. With the current air and demand for retro (VHS bliss in Brigsby Bear serves as a great example of this), what has quickly become evident in Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell‘s playful first two features is that they know how to create their own pandoras as we could easily see these films as franchises. We were on hand for the second screening at the Ray theater.

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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