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Video Interview: Fabrice du Welz – Adoration

A philosopher once said that despair can never be dissolved through escape, but by observing it. There isn’t much in terms of reprieve Locarno and Sitges preemed amour fou Adoration — a tale of first love where the stakes are so high, and the bound so instantly strong that the perilous journey ahead for teen twosome Paul (Thomas Gioria of Xavier Legrand’s Jusqu’à la garde) and Gloria (Fantine Harduin of Haneke’s Happy End) is highjacked of moments of amnesty. This pairing are unlikely to come out unscathed.

Settling into his sixth feature film (final instalment in the Ardennes trilogy), Fabrice du Welz delves into notions of attachment and while not as fiery as the spiritual predecessor in Alleluia, we become witness to the lengths (or obsessiveness) one is willing to go to defend their first. Du Welz brought spent a little time on the film festival circuit to support the film before embarking on his next feature. Here is my interview with the filmmaker.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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