The trifecta of high-profile film festivals in Venice, Telluride and Toronto have kicked the 2020 Oscar race into full gear. Here are the movies and performances that could be on the fast track to the Academy Awards.
In early 2016, A24 released Texas filmmaker Trey Edward Shults’s directorial debut, Krisha, a devastating, stylistically stunning drama about an alcoholic woman’s ill-fated attempt to reconnect with her family on Thanksgiving. “Are we watching the emergence of America’s next great filmmaker?” asked Time Out London, while other reviewers likened Shults to a budding auteur in the mold of Paul Thomas Anderson. Krisha was all the more impressive given its underdog pedigree and guerrilla DNA: The project started as a failed feature-turned-short-turned-feature again, and Shults shot the entire film at his mother’s house, casting himself and other kin, led by a tour de force performance by his aunt, Krisha Fairchild, in the title role.
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Krisha Fairchild had just walked the red carpet at February’s Independent Spirit Awards, and she was disappointed that not one reporter asked her the age-old, go-to query for any other glitzy Hollywood gathering: Who are wearing? “I wanted to tell them eBay,” she admitted about the brick-red sari-like dress that she glowed in underneath the Santa Monica sun.