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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #113. Christine Jeffs’ A Mistake

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #113. Christine Jeffs’ A Mistake

A Mistake

Despite being involved in a handful of projects (including an early departure from ’21’s Every Breath You Take 2021), it’ll have been a full fifteen years since the last time she signed off on a project. Rain (2001), Sylvia (2003) and Sunshine Cleaning (2008) filmmaker Christine Jeffs began production on her fourth feature in her native New Zealand. A book-to-film adaptation, A Mistake sees Elizabeth Banks take on the complex role of someone who’s had a monkey wrench thrown at them. Production would have taken place late last summer with GFC Films Matthew Metcalfe and Jeffs producing.

Gist: In the midst of a new scheme to publicly report surgeons’ performance, a gifted surgeon’s life is thrown into disarray as her colleagues begin to close ranks, and even her partner who is a nurse at the hospital turns her back on her.

Release Date/Prediction: We think this could be ready in time for a TIFF premiere.

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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