Superficially speaking, the ingredients of “stereotypical” Sundance dramas can be kitchen sink theatrics, taboo sexuality, and domestic distress, and certainly “Princess” hints at all of those. But like anything, if the elements are pulled with panache, creativity and truth, that’s all that matters. And the first trailer for Sundance entry “Princess” promises something unique and perhaps a little bit strange.
Written and directed by Tali Shalom Ezer, and starring Keren Mor, Shira Haas, Ori Pfeffer, and Adar Zohar Hanetz, the story tracks the relationship between twelve year-old girl and her stepfather than that takes on some unsavory dimensions. Here’s the official synopsis: While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar’s role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan, an ethereal boy that accompanies her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.
“Princess” will screen as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance. No U.S. distribution yet. Watch below.