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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #80. Katell Quillévéré’s Le Temps d’aimer

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #80. Katell Quillévéré’s Le Temps d’aimer

Le Temps d’aimer

Production on Katell Quillévéré‘s highly anticipated fourth film began in June of last year in northern, France. Anaïs Demoustier and Vincent Lacoste toplined the tale co-written by Quillévéré and Gilles Taurand. The tale is inspired by Quillévéré’s own grandmother true life story – about a brief love affair with a German officer during WWII which she kept secret all her life. Les Films Pelléas’ David Thion and Philippe Martin (Winter Boy) and Les Films du Bélier’s Justin Taurand (Coma) produced the film. Quillévéré’s first pair of films played on the Croisette in Cannes – 2010’s Love Like Poison and 2013’s Suzanne. She could return there once again.

Gist: 1947. On a beach, Madeleine (Demoustier), a waitress in a hotel restaurant, mother of a little boy, meets François (Lacoste), a rich and cultivated student. The force of attraction that pushes them towards each other is commensurate with the secrecy that each carries. If we know what Madeleine wants to leave behind by following this young man, we discover over time, what François is desperately trying to flee by mixing Madeleine’s fate with his.

Release Date/Prediction: This will be gunning for a Cannes entry – Un Certain Regard and the Directors’ Fortnight are valid options.

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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