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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #89. Tout Le Monde M’appelle Mike – Guillaume Bonnier

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #89. Tout Le Monde M’appelle Mike – Guillaume Bonnier

Tout Le Monde M’appelle Mike

Guillaume Bonnier makes his directorial debut Tout Le Monde M’appelle Mike in 2020, produced by Cedric Walter, and co-produced by Eric Névé. Bonnier’s script received funding from the Gans Foundation for Cinema in late 2018 and his cast includes Abdirisak Mohamed, Daphne Patakia and Pierre Lottin (the latter two replacing Anais Demoustier and Damien Chappelle, who were originally announced in the cast). For the past two decades, Bonnier has worked as Assistant Director on a number of notable projects for some of France’s most renowned auteurs, including Patrice Chereau, Philippe Garrel (In the Shadow of Women), Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men), Rachid Bouchareb (Days of Glory), Hiner Saleem, Bruno Podalydes and Jean-Pierre Mocky.

MUBI World Cinema

Gist: Jean, Isabelle and her son Damien board their sailboat Monika to sail the world and live a new life. The Gulf of Aden is watched over by Somali pirates, and while stopping in Djibouti, the happy family meets Mike, a person they know nothing about but innately trust. Inviting Mike to board the ship, the quartet travels onward in their sailboat…

Release Date/Prediction: Shot over the Summer of 2019, we expect Bonnier to premiere potentially in Cannes, likely in Critics’ Week or another sidebar.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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