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Laurent Larivière À propos de Joan

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #83. Laurent Larivière’s À propos de Joan

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #83. Laurent Larivière’s À propos de Joan

À propos de Joan

We were anticipating a 2021 drop for Laurent Larivière‘s sophomore project (initially going by the title of Joan Verra) as this project was completed back in October of 2020. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Lars Eidinger, Swann Arlaud, Freya Mavor, Florence Loiret-Caille and Dimitri Dore, Larivière’s À propos de Joan comes a good seven years after his debut I Am a Soldier premiered in the Un Certain Regard in Cannes. Lariviere re-teams with scribe Francois Decodts and the project is lensed by Celine Bozon.

Gist: Joan Verra finds herself overwhelmed when a figure from her past suddenly turns up, forcing her to retreat to the countryside where she experiences fragmented recollection of her romantic encounters. She’s joined on this journey by her son Nathan, who has just arrived from Montreal.

Release Date/Prediction: This was selected for a 2022 Berlinale Special Gala screening.

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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