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‘Within the Summers,’ a Father-Daughters Story, Wins the Prime Prize at Sundance

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“Within the Summers,” an unbiased movie about two sisters navigating fraught summer time visits with their father, gained the highest prize within the Sundance Movie Pageant’s U.S. dramatic competitors on Friday. The film additionally gained the competitors’s directing award for its first-time filmmaker, Alessandra Lacorazza.

“This movie snuck up on us,” learn a quotation delivered by the jury, which was made up of the director Debra Granik, the cartoonist Adrian Tomine and the producer Lena Waithe. “A movie like this will simply slip by the cracks, and for that purpose we’ve chosen to make clear this stunning piece of cinema and we hope it finds the viewers it so properly deserves.”

That gave the impression to be the animating ethos for lots of the jury’s picks, which went to worthy however lower-profile entries in competitors, although the screenwriting award was given to Jesse Eisenberg for his buzzy comedy, “A Actual Ache,” a road-trip film he directed and starred in alongside Kieran Culkin. The movie bought to Searchlight for $10 million in one of many pageant’s greatest offers.

Viewers awards voted on by pageant attendees went to the likes of “Didi,” a teen coming-of-age film from Sean Wang, the documentary “Daughters,” about 4 ladies attending a daddy-daughter dance with their imprisoned fathers, and the Irish rap film “Kneecap.”

Listed below are the remainder of the highest awards. For an entire checklist of winners, together with brief movies and particular jury prizes, go to sundance.org.

U.S. Dramatic Competitors: “Within the Summers”

U.S. Documentary Competitors: “Porcelain Conflict”

World Cinema Dramatic Competitors: “Sujo”

World Cinema Documentary Competitors: “A New Type of Wilderness”

Subsequent Innovator Award: “Little Demise”

Directing, U.S. Dramatic: Alessandra Lacorazza, “In The Summers”

Directing, U.S. Documentary: Julian Courageous NoiseCat and Emily Kassie, “Sugarcane”

Directing, World Cinema Dramatic: Raha Amirfazli and Alireza Ghasemi, “Within the Land Of Brothers”

Directing, World Cinema Documentary: Benjamin Ree, “Ibelin”

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic: Jesse Eisenberg, “A Actual Ache”

Jonathan Oppenheim Modifying Award, U.S. Documentary: Carla Gutiérrez, “Frida”

Pageant Favourite Award: “Daughters”

U.S. Dramatic Competitors: “Didi”

U.S. Documentary Competitors: “Daughters”

World Cinema Dramatic Competitors: “Women Will Be Women”

World Cinema Documentary Competitors: “Ibelin”

Subsequent: “Kneecap”