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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #88. Babak Anvari’s I Came By

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #88. Babak Anvari’s I Came By

I Came By

With Under the Shadow (2016) and Wounds (2019) under his belt, British-Iranian filmmaker Babak Anvari made a significant move into the larger budget stratosphere when his third feature film went into production with some Netflix coin. Starring George MacKay, Kelly Macdonald and Hugh Bonneville, I Came By is a neo-noir possible clash of the classes set in an affluent portion of London. Reteaming with Under The Shadow cinematographer Kit Fraser, this was co-written with Namsi Khan. Film4 and New Regency developed the project.

Gist: This follows a rebellious young graffiti artist (George MacKay) who targets the homes of the wealthy elite but discovers a shocking secret that leads him on a journey endangering himself and those closest to him.

Release Date/Prediction: Could Netflix wait until the fall film festival season to premiere the film? If so, perhaps a London BFI premiere and perhaps Toronto seeing that George MacKay is a festival favorite.

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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