Sundance Film Festival: Seven Breakthrough Moviemakers at Park City in 2018

Jakob Cedergren (The Guilty, actor)

First-time feature director Gustav Möller’s claustrophobic thriller is undeniably taut, making savvy use of its single location and an immersive sound mix. But make no mistake, it’s Jacob Cedergren’s mesmerizing performance that makes The Guilty work as well as it does. In what is, essentially, a one-man show, the veteran European film and television actor plays a disgraced cop demoted to emergency dispatch duty. When a call comes in from a woman claiming to have been kidnapped, Cedergren’s icy restraint melts into frantic desperation as he struggles to piece together the fractured clues of her abduction. It’s an acting masterclass in emotional honesty and should serve as a compelling calling card to American producers. –Jeff Meyers

Jakob Cedergren stars in the all Danish production The Guilty. Photo Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival.

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1 Comment

  1. Tommy G Warren

    February 24, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Sundance Film Festival should keep the basic ideas of Robert Redford and “early on” Chairman Jack Crosby. These people wanted a Festival that allowed upcoming and young established Film Makers to show and introduce their work, new ideas towards the Creative Imagination of telling story in the “STORYWORLD” of Cinema, where many times audio and visual come together with genius people that have a different angle towards different cultures…played out by humans. “my thoughts’

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