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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #72. Joachim Lafosse’s Un silence

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #72. Joachim Lafosse’s Un silence

Un silence

Working at approximately a film per every three years pace, Joachim Lafosse who last gave us the relationship drama The Restless (a Main Competition title at the tail-end of Cannes in 2021 starring Leila Bekhti and Damien Bonnard), turns to difficult abuse terrain for his tenth feature. Formerly titled “Le Fils de la loi” and co-written with Thomas Van Zuylen, the Belgian filmmaker enlisted Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Devos, Larisa Faber and Salomé Dewaels for what will be a difficult film about the inability to speak out but also the power of remaining silent. Production on Un silence took place in August, and he reteamed with cinematographer DP Jean-François Hensgens.

Gist: This is about the stakes at hand when a victim reveals a crime from the past.

Release Date/Prediction: Either this is a Main Competition item for the Palme or hits the Directors’ Fortnight.

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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