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The 2023 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize goes to ‘A Thousand and One’

The film tells about a single mother who kidnapped her son from a foster family. The closing and award ceremony of the Sundance American Film Festival took place in Park City, Utah. The event was held in Park City from 19 to 29 January.

The Grand Prix of the festival was awarded to the crime drama A Thousand and One, the debut work of director and screenwriter A. V. Rockwell, which became one of eight women who took part in this year’s competition.

Teyana Taylor (Entergalactic), Will Catlett (True Story) and Josiah Cross (King Richard) starred in the Rockwell film. The action takes place in New York in the late 1990s. The main character is a single mother who kidnapped her 6-year-old son from a foster family. Gradually, their small family manages to build a new life and connect with each other, but the terrible secret of the heroine threatens to destroy everything that they have managed to achieve.

In the national competition, the audience award went to the film The Persian Version (“Persian Version”) by Maryam Keshavarts. The Best Director award went to Sing J. Lee for The Accidental Getaway Driver. Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project by Joe Brewster and Michelle Stephenson was recognized as the best documentary of the festival.

Charlotte Regan’s British comedy-drama Scraper won the international film competition. The Audience Award of the international competition went to the Australian drama “Shaida” by Noura Niasari. Lithuanian director Maria Kavtaradze won the Best Foreign Director award for her work on Slow.

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