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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #143. Angela Schanelec’s Musik

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #143. Angela Schanelec’s Musik

Musik

Veteran German filmmaker Angela Schanelec (Locarno’16 – The Dreamed Path / Berlinale ’19 – I Was at Home, But…) latest oeuvre shot in autumn of 2020 – so this is more than ready. Featuring Aliocha Schneider, Miriam Jakob, Agathe Bonitzer and Marisha Triantafyllidou, Musik is a modern-day retelling of the Oedipus myth. Kirill Krasovski produced the film and Schanelec once again works with cinematographer Ivan Marković.

Gist: This tells the story of a boy who grows up with his step-parents in Greece. At the age of 20, he unwittingly murders his father. While serving his sentence, he falls in love and has a child with a woman who works in the prison.

Release Date/Prediction: This should be in comp for the Golden Bear at the Berlinale — I Was at Home, but… landed her the Silver Bear for Best Director. The film is set for a domestic release in March.

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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