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Revenge Comedy shocks Sundance 2017

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore won the top prize at the 2017 Sundance film festival.

The revenge comedy won the grand jury prize for US dramatic feature. This award is usually acknowledged as a sign of great things to come including future awards and success. Other titles which have received this awards include Whiplash, Fruitvale Station and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

This was the directorial debut for Macon Blair ( Blue Rain, Green Room) who also wrote it. From the producers of Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women” and Jeremy Saulnier’s “Green Room” comes the story of Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a nursing assistant suffering through a crisis of existential despair. But when her house is burglarized, Ruth discovers a renewed sense of purpose in tracking down the thieves. Accompanied by her obnoxious martial-arts-enthusiast neighbour Tony (Elijah Wood), they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.

The cast also includes David Yow, Jane Levy, Devon Graye, Christine Woods, Robert Longstreet, Lee Eddy and Gary Anthony Williams.

 

 

 

The film is coming to Netflix February 24th.

Full list of winners

US grand jury prize (dramatic) I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Directing (US dramatic) Beach Rats
Screenwriting (US dramatic) Ingrid Goes West
US dramatic breakthrough director Maggie Betts, Novitiate
US dramatic best cinematography The Yellow Birds
US dramatic breakthrough performance Chanté Adams, Roxanne Roxanne
US grand jury prize (documentary) Dina
Directing (US documentary) The Force
US documentary Orwell award Icarus
US documentary inspirational filmmaking Step
US documentary editing Unrest
US documentary storytelling Strong Island
Alfred P Sloan feature film prize Marjorie Prime
World cinema grand jury prize (dramatic) The Nile Hilton Incident
Directing (world cinema dramatic) God’s Own Country
World cinema dramatic screenwriting Pop Aye
World cinema dramatic vision Free and Easy
World cinema dramatic cinematography Axolotl Overkill
World cinema grand jury prize (documentary) Last Men in Aleppo
Directing (world cinema documentary) Winnie
World cinema documentary vision Motherland
World cinema documentary cinematography Machines
World cinema documentary storytelling Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
Audience award (US dramatic) Crown Heights
Audience award (US documentary) Chasing Coral
Audience award (world cinema dramatic) Sueño en Otro Idioma (I Dream in Another Language)
Audience award (world cinema documentary) Joshua: Teenager V Superpower
Audience Award (Next) Gook
Short film grand jury prize And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool
Short film jury award (US fiction) Lucia, Before and After
Short film jury award (international fiction) And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye
Short film jury award (non-fiction) Alone
Short film jury award (animation) Broken – The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck
Short film cinematography Dadyaa – The Woodpeckers of Rotha
Short film editing Laps

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