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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #47. Alice Winocour’s Revoir Paris

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #47. Alice Winocour’s Revoir Paris

Revoir Paris

She’s three features into her filmography and we feel like she’s one perfectly mapped out film from breaking out bigger than she has done so so far. Alice Winocour’s Augustine premiered in Critics’ Week at Cannes in 2012, her sophomore film Disorder premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2015, and her third film Proxima competed in TIFF’s Platform program. The pandemic delayed her fourth feature and she might have had to shuffle her cards a bit, but Revoir Paris finally came to fruition in October of this year with Virginie Efira in the memory game hot seat with Benoît Magimel as a supporting character. Shooting took place in Paris and wrapped before Xmas with cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine (Ammonite) working withe Winocour for the first time. Isabelle Madelaine and Émilie Tisné produce.

Gist: This revolves around Mia (Efira) who finds herself caught up in a terrorist attack on a Parisian brasserie one Saturday night in the autumn. Three months later, still unable to pick up where she left off and remembering only piecemeal details of the event, she decides to search through her memory banks. Memories of the man she hid with and whose hand she held throughout the ordeal float back up to the surface. Is he still alive? Is she herself still alive? Mia searches the whole of Paris for this hand which saved her life…

Release Date/Prediction: Having just wrapped up we feel like this will be a Venice Film Festival premiere.

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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