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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #39. Christos Nikou’s Fingernails

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #39. Christos Nikou’s Fingernails


Apples filmmaker Christos Nikou moves into some hearty, heady and hefty terrain with his hyped-up sophomore feature (plus debut English language debut) which is a Apple Studios backed project. It gained the interest of plenty of A-list actors and Fingernails will feature the likes of Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed, Jeremy Allen White, Luke Wilson and Annie Murphy. Production took place in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario in October of last year. This is a sci-fi romance with some possible zany ideas – worth noting: Nikou’s first professional cred was on the set of Dogtooth. Dirty Films’ Coco Francini and Andrew Upton produced the film.

Gist: A woman increasingly suspects that her relationship with her partner is not what it seems. Determined to figure out the truth, she signs up to work at a mysterious institute designed to test the love amongst flailing couples.

Release Date/Prediction: This could possibly grab the trifecta of Telluride, Venice and Toronto and maybe throw in a NYFF showcase.

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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