Sundance Film Festival 2024: Ibelin and Rob Peace: Stories of Triumph and Tragedy

Ibelin: A Touching Documentary

  • Ibelin, a documentary that premiered at Sundance, tells the story of Mats Steen, a Norwegian gamer with a disability.
  • Mats found a community in the virtual world of World of Warcraft, where he had a business, a love life, and countless friends.
  • The documentary explores the power of gaming to connect people and help them overcome challenges.
  • It’s a thought-provoking and enchanting film that challenges our perceptions of meaningful connections.

Rob Peace: A Cautionary Tale

  • Rob Peace, directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, is a film about a brilliant young man named Rob Peace who aspires to study molecular biology.
  • Rob faces social pressures, primarily from his father, who cannot afford or defend himself in court.
  • Rob begins selling marijuana in mass quantities to rich kids on campus, a choice that complicates his ambition for a scholarly life.
  • The film is a poignant commentary on the struggle between poverty and potential and the difficult decisions one must make while fighting between them.

Sundance 2024 Coverage

  • For more Sundance 2024 coverage, check out our full list of anticipated films to purchase.
  • Read our reviews of other Sundance 2024 movies, such as Thelma, Love Me and Eternal You, Girls State, and Didi.