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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #90. Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel’s Eat the Night

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #90. Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel’s Eat the Night

Eat the Night

Prior to premiering their feature debut Jessica Forever (TIFF Platform followed by a showcase at the Berlinale), Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel were lighting it up with their shorts in 2014’s “As Long as Shotguns Remain” (Berlinale) and 2017’s “After School Knife Fight” (Critics’ Week). With the backing of Agat Films’ Juliette Schrameck (The Worst Person in the World) they moved into the saddle for their sophomore feature – Eat the Night. Production began in November of last year in the Havre with what is considered a film noir, blind romance, video game addiction and hip hop culture amalgamation. ARTE France Cinema backed the project.

Gist: A young drug dealer named Pablo has a close bond with his sister Appoline, with whom he shares a passion for an online game called Darknoon. But when Pablo falls in love with a mysterious man called Night, he abandons his sister, who has to finish the game on her own. At the same time, Pablo and Night get into trouble and become the target of a rival gang. The original movie blends in scenes from the online game.

Release Date/Prediction: We think this might be ready for a Lido showcase leaning towards the Giornate Degli Autori section.

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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