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2012 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: Juan Diego Solanas’ Upside Down

Gist: Juan Diego Solanas’ sci-fi romance’s storyline centers on a young man (Jim Sturgess) from the down-trodden version of Earth named Adam falling for a woman named Eve (Kirsten Dunst) from the paradise Earth.

Prediction: The Argentine helmer has already presented in Cannes with Nordeste (Un Certain Regard – 2005) and while Upside Down is the sort of high concept, arty, sci-fi studio film that would benefit tremendously from a festival presence, and as Warner Bros. France has no official date set for the Canada-France co-production, we could see an Out of Comp showing with On the Road’s Dunst making her big return to the fest that awarded her the Best Actress award for last year’s Von Trier film.


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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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