Jumbo, the first feature film by Zoé Wittock, a young and ambitious Belgian director, will have its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival, which will take place from 23 January to 2 February 2020.
The Sundance Film Festival, founded in 1985 by Robert Redford, is the leading American independent film festival and one of the largest in the world. It is held annually in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah and has featured many independent directors, such as Joel Coen, Bryan Singer, Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch.
The film is produced in Belgium by the production company Kwassa and supported by the Tax Shelter of Belga Films Fund.
Jumbo tells the story of Jeanne, a shy young woman who works as a night watchman in an amusement park. She is living in a fusional relationship with her mother, the extroverted Margarette. While no man can find his place in the duo that everything opposes, Jeanne develops strange love feelings towards Jumbo, the park’s flagship attraction.
The film is scheduled for release in Belgian cinemas in the course of 2020.