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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #149. Garçon chiffon – Nicolas Maury

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #149. Garçon chiffon – Nicolas Maury

Garçon chiffon

Actor Nicolas Maury makes his directorial debut with Garçon chiffon (in which he also stars and co-wrote), assembling a notable cast consisting of Nathalie Baye, Roxane Mesquida, Arnaud Valois, Jean-Marc Barr and Laure Calamy. When the project was initially announced, Isabelle Huppert was attached but it seems Baye replaced her as the film’s co-star (Baye and Huppert previously co-starred in Godard’s 1980 title Every Man for Himself). The title is produced by Charles Gillibert and lensed by Raphaël Vandenbussche. Maury has appeared in a number of noted films since the mid-2000s, perhaps most recognizable in the US thanks to his role in a segment of the 2006 omnibus Paris je t’aime. Recently, he starred opposite Vanessa Paradis in Yann Gonzalez’s Knife+Heart in 2018 (and also starred in Gonzalez’s debut You and the Night, 2013).

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Gist: Co-written by Maury, Sophie Fillieres (director of If You Don’t, I Will, 2014) and Maud Ameline (Cesar nominee for 2013’s Camille Rewinds), the director stars as Jeremie, a young man reaching a breaking point on all fronts, deciding to leave behind Paris and return to Limosin, to the home of his intrusive mother.

Release Date/Prediction: Shot over five weeks from October to November 2019, we expect Maury’s debut to land somewhere in the fall festival circuit, perhaps in Locarno 2020.

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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