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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2018: #92. Pablo Trapero’s La Quietud

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2018: #92. Pablo Trapero’s La Quietud

La Quietud

Argentinean auteur Pablo Trapero has quickly readied his next production, an Argentine-French co-production, La Quietud, which unites France’s Berenice Bejo with Edgar Ramirez and Trapero’s wife and favored performer, Martina Gusman (who headlined his Lion’s Den, Carancho, and White Elephant). In 2015, he scored his greatest notices to date with Le Clan, which won the Silver Lion in Venice as well as an Honorable Mention out of TIFF’s first Platform competition. His latest is a return to familial melodrama in La Quietud, a tale turning on two sisters who end their estrangement to settle some nagging matters from their troubled past.

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Release Date/Prediction: Trapero has thrice bowed out of Un Certain Regard (2002’s El Bonaerense, 2010’s Carancho, 2012’s White Elephant), while 2008’s Lion’s Den played in the main comp. While his 1999 film Crane World was part of the official Venice Film Festival, 2015’s Le Clan was his first time in competition there. With filming underway as of late November, 2017, it would appear La Quietud would be ready for Cannes 2018, with Trapero poised to perhaps enter the competition for the second time.

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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