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Sweet Virginia

Part of the American Dreams Strand

Jamie M Dagg

  • 15

  • 105 mins

  • 2017

  • USA, Canada

  • English

Cast Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, Christopher Abbott, Rosemarie DeWitt, Odessa Young

  • Director of Photography: Jessica Lee Gagné

  • Editor: Duff Smith

  • Produced by: Chris Ferguson, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Fernando Loureiro, Roberto Vasconcellos

  • Music: Brooke Blair, Will Blair

  • Screenplay by: Benjamin China, Paul China

Director Bio

Jamie M Dagg

Director Bio

Jamie M. Dagg’s first film, the short Waiting, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005. His first feature film, River, also premiered at TIFF in 2015. It won the Borsos Award for Best Canadian Feature, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Jamie also received a Canadian Screen Award for River for Best First Feature Film. Sweet Virginia is Dagg’s second feature film.

Body

This darkly engrossing and at times brutal neo-Western features a stand-out performance by Jon Bernthal (the Punisher in Marvel’s Daredevil). He stars as a quiet outsider who runs a motor lodge in a small Alaskan town and who is reluctantly drawn into a cycle of secrets and violence after a bloody burglary-homicide shocks the town. Beautifully directed by Jamie Dagg (whose debut film River showed at EIFF last year) and reminiscent of early Coen Brothers work, the film is peppered with striking and complex performances.



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