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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #63. Ira Sachs’ Passages

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #63. Ira Sachs’ Passages


Entering his third decade in filmmaking, Ira Sachs (The Delta, Forty Shades of Blue, Keep the Lights On, Love Is Strange) has moved into what we can call the Euro portion of his filmmaking career setting his narratives in culturally more diverse setting and having back to back projects being produced by Saïd Ben Saïd (Frankie). Announced during Cannes, Passages went into production in October with the likes of Ben Whishaw, Franz Rogowski and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

Gist: This is about two men (Whishaw, Rogowski) who’ve been together for more than a decade, and one of them has an affair with a woman (Exarchopoulos).

Release Date/Prediction: Passages will likely be included in the Main Competition at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, 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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