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Inside the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Day 2: Hagar Ben Asher’s The Slut

Not sure if the film’s title accurately denotes the life choices of our central character here in The Slut, but we get a sense that our heroine is the type that would do things out of necessity and who would do things that are necessary. In due course we come to understand that she is indispensable to others. Featured in the Critics’ Week, this Sundance, Cannes and Torino Lab supported project sees Hagar Ben Asher multi-task both in front of, and behind the camera. Here’s the intro to the 2nd screening of the day.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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