Macon Blair’s directorial debut, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, starring Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey has taken home the prestigious US Grand Jury Prize from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
The crime thriller tells the story of a depressed woman who is burgled and seeks to track down her offenders with the help of her neighbour, but they soon find themselves out of their depth against a dangerous group of criminals. The film joins the ranks of previous Grand Jury Prize winning movies such as Precious, Winter’s Bone, Fruitvale Station, Whiplash and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
Other top Sundance winners include the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary features winner Dina, the World Cinema Dramatic prize winner The Nile Hilton Incident, and the Audience Dramatic Award winner Crown Heights. Elsewhere at the festival, films such as Call Me By Your Name, Mudbound, The Big Sick and Wind River screened to critical acclaim and audience praise.
I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore also managed to score a distribution deal with streaming juggernaut Netflix, and will arrive on the service in February this year in the United States. Check out the trailer for the film below: