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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #36. Charlène Favier’s La Fille qu’on appelle

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #36. Charlène Favier’s La Fille qu’on appelle

La Fille qu’on appelle

Who knew that a tale about a ski instructor and favored skier narrative that teeters into power-struggle and examines sexual exploitation would be such a stellar debut. Unfortunately, Charlène Favier didn’t get to have an in-person premiere but nonetheless 2020’s Slalom (Cannes Label) played especially well internationally. The French filmmaker moved into her sophomore feature this past July in Marseille on a project based on Tanguy Viel’s novel of the same name. Alba Gaïa Bellugi (Fabrice Du Welz’s Inexorable) toplines La Fille qu’on appelle, and Jean-Pierre Martins, Pascal Gregory and Anne Suarez co-star.

Gist: When he is not in a boxing ring, Max Le Corre is a driver for the mayor of the city. Above all, he is Laura’s father who, at the age of twenty, decided to come back and live with him. So Max thought it would be a good idea if the mayor could help him find a place to live.

Release Date/Prediction: This could nab a spot just about anywhere on the Croisette but we believe this might be heading to the Un Certain Regard section.

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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