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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #140. Luna Carmoon’s Hoard

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #140. Luna Carmoon’s Hoard


Most filmmakers on our list received formal training but this British filmmaker is our DIY queen. A Stars of Tomorrow 2022 personality, Luna Carmoon is always in creation mode and during the pandemic she mounted her feature debut. Produced by Erebus Pictures’ Helen Simmons, Delaval Film’s Loran Dunn and Anti-Worlds’s Andy Starke, production on Hoard took place in April and she landed the likes of players Saura Lightfoot Leon, Deba Hekmat, Hayley Squires and Joseph Quinn for a tale about the close bond between a mother and daughter with a possible lieu in need of a deep scrub. Part of the 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellows and selected for BFI London Film Festival Works-in-Progress, we’re thinking this admirer for 1960s and ’70s cinema might be this year’s Jane Schoenbrun type discovery. Her shorts Nosebleed and Shagbands premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2018 and 2020.

Gist: 1984; there’s a landfill in our living room. 1994; he handed her to me, its weight would come in waves.

Release Date/Prediction: We thought this might be a Sundance comp entry, but perhaps SXSW will nab the title. We expect this to find preems at genre fests as well.

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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