Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #49. Luz – Flora Lau
Hong Kong filmmaker Flora Lau finds her sophomore film Luz headlined by none other than Isabelle Huppert. Produced through AMA Productions, the Chinese-French co-pro also features the work of Chilean DP Benjamin Echazaretta (who lensed Sebastian Lelio’s Gloria and A Fantastic Woman) with production design from Mila Preli (of Angelin Preljocaj & Valerie Muller’s 2016 film Polina, and also art director of Mia Hansen-Love’s 2018 Maya). Few details have been released outside of casting calls through September 2018 (Sandrine Pinna also stars), where the film completed the French leg of its shoot in Trouville. Lau’s 2013 debut Bends premiered in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.
Gist: The synopsis of Lau’s Luz has yet to be revealed, although Huppert has been confirmed as the lead.
Release Date/Prediction: DP Echazaretta was in Hong Kong working on the production over the summer while Huppert was shooting the film in France in September, 2018 before moving onto to various other film productions. We expect Lau to return to Cannes, potentially landing once again in Un Certain Regard.