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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #55. Mikhaël Hers’ Les passagers de la nuit

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #55. Mikhaël Hers’ Les passagers de la nuit

Les passagers de la nuit (Night Birds)

His film festival bingo card includes Locarno (2010’s Memory Lane), Rotterdam (2016’s This Summer Feeling), and Venice (2018’s Amanda – read review) and you can bet your bottom dollar with the star wattage in the trio of Emmanuelle Béart, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Noée Abita that his fourth feature will be heading to a major European comp premiere as well. Mikhaël HersLes passagers de la nuit (Night Birds) began production back in February of 2021 (not too obvious during the pandemic) for a set in the 80’s drama. Co-written alongside the prolific scribe Maud Ameline, this is the third project collab between Hers and Nord-Ouest Films’ Pierre Guyard. Sébastien Buchmann (whose 2022 output will include Don Juan and Le Parfum vert). Again Hers favors portraits on fractured families.

Gist: Taking place in 1980’s Paris, abandoned by husband, Elisabeth finds herself alone, responsible for the day-to-day care of her two teenage children. She picks up a job on a night-time radio show, where she meets Talulah (Noée Abita), a listless youngster living on the margins whom she promptly decides to take under her wing.

Release Date/Prediction: This might be a contender for the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale.

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 1976 (Manuela Martelli), Godland (Hlynur Pálmason), Corsage (Marie Kreutzer), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen).

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