Finally it wasn’t Bleecker, NEON, Focus or the A24 folks, but little known Ketchup Entertainment that have picked up one of the best titles coming from Venice that was without a home and/or late 2023 award seasons push/playdate. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Michel Franco‘s Memory will secure a theatrical release spot in December and it’ll likely shake up the Best Performance acting categories for the Indie Spirits, Globes and Oscars — Peter Sarsgaard won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor on the Lido. Our Nicholas Bell reviewed the film at Venice, and I interviewed Michel at TIFF.
“Tackling a pair of troubled souls each wrestling with their own state of a stifling limbo, for the first time Franco seems interested in exploring a workable sense of catharsis for two people we’re led to feel a palpable sense of compassion for. Jessica Chastain leads the Brooklyn set narrative as a steely, recovering alcoholic with traumatizing secrets, a sinister reunion with someone from her past potentially and circuitously promises a sense of salvation, though not without considerable sacrifice.”