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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #17. Catherine Breillat’s L’été dernier

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #17. Catherine Breillat’s L’été dernier

L’été dernier

After almost a decade away from the camera, Catherine Breillat makes her return behind the camera working on a remake of Queen of Hearts by Denmark’s May el-Toukhy. Saïd Ben Saïd got behind this project which features the likes of Léa Drucker, Olivier Rabourdin, Clotilde Cournau and Samuel Kircher. Production took place in June of last year in Paris with Jeanne Lapoirie enlisted as the cinematographer. We imagine this will cross moral lines, disturb some auds and we’re curious to see how much Breillat diverges from the original.

Gist: Co-written by Breillat and Maren Louise Käehne, the story revolves around a lawyer who’s a mother to two little girls and who welcomes her husband’s 17-year-old son from his first marriage into her home before going on to have an affair with him.

Release Date/Prediction: This should lock a competition slot for the Palme.

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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