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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #8. Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria


His second consecutive English language feature is a retooling, and not necessarily a remake of his 2013 critically well received drama of the same name, for this seventh feature film and first American film production Sebastián Lelio enlisted the services of Julianne Moore for the lead role. The Larrain bros. produced Gloria (2.0) along with U.S. based partners with filming having begun sometime around October of 2017.

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Starring Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera, Brad Garrett, Holland Taylor, and newcomer Caren Pistorius, this follows Gloria (Moore), a free-spirited woman in her 50s. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults in Los Angeles. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Arnold (Turturro). Their intense passion, to which she gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair, until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that now, surprisingly, she can shine brighter than ever.

Release Date/Prediction: Cannes or Venice.

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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