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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #50. Just Philippot’s Eau-forte

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #50. Just Philippot’s Eau-forte


Breaking onto the scene in the thick of the pandemic with 2020’s The Swarm (Critics’ Week selection), Just Philippot continues to find inspiration in the elements that surround us and from his own library lifting award-winning Sundance-selected short Acide for the long-form. Production on his sophomore film took place in March of last year, and with post work could resurface in Cannes. Guillaume Canet, Laetitia Dosch, Patience Munchenbach and Marie Jung are among the players the French filmmaker enlisted. Eau-forte (aka Blame in on the Rain) was produced by Yves Darondeau, Clément Renouvin, Jérôme Seydoux and Ardavan Safaee.

Gist: In the middle of a heat wave, an ominous cloud appears and with it, a lethal acid rain. A separated family will have to come together to escape this plague ravaging the world.

Release Date/Prediction: We think this filmmaker will return to Cannes – the Directors’ Fortnight is a good bet.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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