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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, 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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