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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #46. Barbara Albert’s Die Mittagsfrau

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #46. Barbara Albert’s Die Mittagsfrau

Die Mittagsfrau

For her next feature outing Barbara Albert lands on some heavy material in the adaptation based Julia Franck’s novel which reconstructs the complete mindf*ck of a situation where a mother is forced to leave her young son at a railway station in 1945. Production on Die Mittagsfrau (which translates to the midday woman) took place in May on what is a decade-spanning drama. Mala Emde and Max von der Groeben share the lead.

Gist: This follows the journey of a woman named Hélène who, in the aftermath of the Second World War, is ready to do anything to start a new life. Hélène, the central character and a woman with many faces, divides her life between two men, two worlds that are far from similar.

Release Date/Prediction: A Cannes Un Certain Regard long-shot?

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, 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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