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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #94. Paolo Taviani’s Leonora Addio

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #94. Paolo Taviani’s Leonora Addio

Leonora Addio

With production wrapping up in late 2020 we were thinking that a release sometime last year was in the cards – but there’s no need rushing the nonagenarian as Paolo Taviani’s Leonora Addio is now dated with a February domestic release in Italy and this could possibly mean that he’d get an invite to the same fest that welcomed his last film in Caesar Must Die. This is a long-gestating project that that was intended to directed alongside his brother.

Gist: Inspired a short story by great Italian playwright and author Luigi Pirandello, this is the tale of three surreal Pirandello funerals intertwined with the murder of a young Sicilian immigrant boy in Brooklyn for what is described as a surreal, grotesque, complex narrative.

Release Date/Prediction: While we’re hoping for a Berlinale premiere timed for the Italian release is in the cards — and perhaps Tribeca is in the cards as well.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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