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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #85. Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s Carnation

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #85. Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s Carnation


With over two decades of output beginning with a splash at the 2000 edition of Sundance with Chasing Buddha to showing Cicada in the 2009 Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, his unofficial home of sorts has become the Lido. Having premiered 2011’s Hail in the Orrizonti section and contributed to the festival’s 70th anniversary with his short, in 2013 Amiel Courtin-Wilson co-directed Ruin and it picked up a Special Jury Prize at the fest. The Australian filmmaker ‘s latest is titled Carnation and would have filmed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Producers include Abby Harri, John Baker, Kate Laurie, Chris Luscri, Freeman Trebilcock.

Gist: In the American South, two lovers forge an all-consuming love as their physical and spiritual worlds are pushed to the limits of time and space. CARNATION is an impressionistic portrait of love and the ways in which we attempt to transcend our mortality.

Release Date/Prediction: Venice Film Festival will likely re-invite the filmmaker.


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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