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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #64. Catherine Corsini’s Le retour

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #64. Catherine Corsini’s Le retour

Le retour

Formerly titled “La Loi du plus fort”, Catherine Corsini began filming on Le retour back in September of last year. Set in Corsica, Virginie Ledoyen, Denis Podalydès, Aïssatou Diallo Sagna and Esther Gohourou are among the on-screen distribution here. Corsini last premiered hospital ER room as a trauma center and empathy and connection – in La fracture in Cannes back in ’21.

Gist: Written by Corsini and Naïla Guiguet, the story centres on 40-something Kheìdidja, who works for a wealthy Parisian family who offers her to take care of the children during a summer in Corsica – the occasion for her and her daughters, Jessica and Farah, to return to this island which they left 15 years ago in tragic circumstances.

Release Date/Prediction: This will be aiming for a shot at the Palme d’Or.

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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