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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #126. L’Etreinte – Ludovic Bergery

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #126. L’Etreinte – Ludovic Bergery


Initially announced in 2013, actor Ludovic Bergery (who has starred in films by Benoît Jacquot and Mia Hansen-Løve) finally broke bread with his directorial debut L’Etreinte (The Embrace) and will at last be premiering in 2020. Produced by Frédéric Niedermayer and lensed by Martin Roux, the title stars Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Dedienne and Eva Ionesco. The project was initially announced with Isabelle Huppert to star.

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Gist: Co-written by Julien Boivent, recently widowed fifty-something Margaux looks to start chapter two. Moving in with her sister, she re-enrolls at university for pursuits she’d never realized. However, Margaux begins to experience another kind of awakening, the compulsions of which begin to take over.

Release Date/Prediction: Filmed in January 2019, Bergery could be poised for a Berlin premiere.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is'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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