by Alyssa Miller
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Many great movies are debuting at Sundance this year, but these first-time directors just have something about them.
Sundance kicks off later this week, and the film festival has a film lineup that is bigger and better than ever. After two years of virtual marketing, the fest is welcoming filmmakers, film lovers, and people looking to purchase a film or two back to Park City.
No Film School will be among the masses to talk with our favorite filmmakers, follow the trends in the community, and celebrate films. While we are all excited about the biggest and most anticipated films of the year, we want to celebrate the filmmakers who are getting ready to make their feature debuts.
In no particular order, here are the directorial debuts that we are looking forward to and what we hope the filmmakers can bring to the table at this year’s Sundance.
Glorimar Marrero Sánchez, La Pecera (The Fishbowl)
In her debut feature, La Pecera, Glorimar Marrero Sánchez takes us through the nuances of the deep wounds of colonization that seeped into Puerto Rican life. Sánchez crafts a story that is quietly powerful, approaching a catharsis that lyrically unearths how mourning is not without hope.