Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #73. Rebecca Zlotowski’s Grand Central

Rebecca Zlotowski Grand Central

Grand Central

Director: Rebecca Zlotowski
Writer(s): Zlotowski and Gaëlle Macé
Producer(s): Les Films Velvet’s Frédéric Jouve
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Tahar Rahim, Olivier Gourmet, Denis Ménochet

I’m always on the lookout for smart French cinema from up-and-coming talents, and this is exactly where writer/director Rebecca Zlotowski situates herself. Belle Épine, her impressive debut film about teenage rebellion (also starring Léa Seydoux) traveled well on the fest circuit since it premiered in Cannes, and she has managed to parlay this into a sophomore pic that includes supporting talents from the likes of Tahar Rahim, Olivier Gourmet and Denis Ménochet.

Gist: This is being coined as a complex romance set in the backdrop of France’s nuclear power industry.

Release Date: Shooting began in August of ’12 which points to a showing at the Cannes Film Festival in either the Directors’ Fortnight or Un Certain Regard section.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)