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SPOTLIGHT NARRATIVE

JONATHAN

Directed by Bill Oliver
FEATURE NARRATIVE 100 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE JONATHAN
Jonathan (Ansel Elgort) lives a mundane life. He goes to work. He eats alone. He plays video games, and he swaps video messages daily with John, with whom he shares a modest apartment. The lives of the two are entwined, though not quite in the way it might initially seem. So when John breaks one of the ironclad rules that govern their ordered lives, their structured existence, their increasingly suspicious doctor, and their own individual autonomy threaten to collide.

Jonathan is a smart and original sci-fi drama whose twists and surprises mark the road to self-discovery for its reluctant hero. With supporting turns from Patricia Clarkson and Suki Waterhouse, Elgort’s deeply felt performance grounds Jonathan’s unique condition in a believable way to ask human questions about freedom and identity in the way only the best of the genre can do.

—Mara Webster
Drama, Science Fiction, First Time Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
Bill Oliver grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, studied photography and anthropology at Princeton, and received an M.F.A. in directing from the American Film Institute. His short films have played at festivals worldwide, including at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and have won several awards. Jonathan is his first feature.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight Narrative
  • Year:
    2018
  • Length:
    100 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Bill Oliver
  • Producer:
    Randy Manis, Ricky Tollman
  • Screenwriter:
    Peter Nickowitz, Bill Oliver, Gregory Davis
  • Cinematographer:
    Zach Kuperstein
  • Editor:
    Tomas Vengris
  • Composer:
    Brooke Blair, Will Blair
  • Executive Producer:
    Robert Halmi, Jim Reeve, Neal Dodson
  • Cast:
    Ansel Elgort, Suki Waterhouse, Patricia Clarkson

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