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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #97. Molly – Sally Potter

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #97. Molly – Sally Potter


Sally Potter’s ninth feature will be Molly, a narrative taking place across three continents featuring a stellar cast. The project is produced by Christopher Sheppard, Elizabeth Lodge Stepp, and Josh Penn and stars Elle Fanning, (returning to work for Potter after 2012’s Ginger and Rosa – read review), Javier Bardem, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Laura Linney and Savion Glover. Potter’s exceptional debut, the experimental Julie Christie headlined The Gold Diggers (1983), played in Berlin’s Forum program. Since then, Potter entered Berlin’s competition in 2009 with Rage and again in 2017 with The Party. Potter’s Tilda Swinton headlined breakthrough, the fascinating adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando competed in Venice, where she would return in 2000 with The Man Who Cried.

Gist: Molly follows 24 hours in the life of Leo and his titular daughter and is described as an epic adventure about all the possibilities of where life can take you.

Release Date/Prediction: Production begins on Molly this month in New York City. We anticipate Potter returning to Venice for the third time, if not perhaps being a coup for Toronto’s Special Presentations or Gala screenings .

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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