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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #93. Emanuele Crialese’s L’immensità

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #93. Emanuele Crialese’s L’immensità


Working at a pace that hovers around one feature per five years, Emanuele Crialese took a longer than usual “sabbatical” after Terraferma premiered at Venice and Toronto back in 2011. Employing the services of alumni thesps Vincenzo Amato and Filippo Pucillo (they’ve collectively worked on his films – Once We Were Strangers (1997), Respiro (2002), and 2016’s Golden Door), this project undoubtably might be his most hyped up item with Penélope Cruz taking on the lead role. Currently experiencing another wave of appreciation after her performance in Parallel Mothers, Crialese’s fifth feature film is set in Rome and looks at more family dynamics. Production on L’immensità took place in July (see paparazzi shots in a vibrant floral number). Producers are Lorenzo Gangarossa, Mario Gianani, and Dimitri Rassam.

Gist: The story of love between Clara and her children, set in Rome in the ’70s.

Release Date/Prediction: This could easily be showcased in Cannes but we imagine that with the extra trimmings – Crialese will want to three-peat in a row for Venice.

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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