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2012 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: François Ozon’s In the House

Gist: With not much to go on, I think In the House might belong to the murky noir offerings in Ozon’s filmography such as Swimming Pool and Under the Sand. The issued one line synopsis goes as such: this is about a professor and the student who comes to threaten the relationships of those around them. Thesps Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Menochet and Fabrice Luchini (seen in Potiche) star.

Prediction: Shooting on this pic ended in January, and if I was a betting man on this title, I’d think the chances are still a long-shot as the film’s domestic French release date (October) coincides with a potential Venice showing – Potiche was featured on the Lido. No stranger to the festival (he has had five presented in various sections being with A Summer Dress in 96 and a decade later, he had a short called, A Curtain Raiser), if it does find a spot it would situate itself somewhere between a Main Comp or Out of Comp.

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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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