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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #102. Philippe Garrel’s Le Grande Chariot

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #102. Philippe Garrel’s Le Grande Chariot

Le Grande Chariot

Cinema for the Garrels has always been a family affair but Philippe Garrel‘s 28th features feel a tad more special. Starring Louis Garrel, Esther Garrel, Léna Garrel, Aurélien Recoing, Damien Mongin, Francine Bergé, Mathilde Weil, Asma Messaoudene and marionette artists, Le Grande Chariot (formerly known as “La lune crevée”) moved into production early in 2022. Written by the director alongside Jean-Claude Carrière, Arlette Langmann and Caroline Deruas, the story charts the fantastic yet tragic destiny of three puppet artist siblings.

Gist: Three siblings, a father and a grandmother who run a travelling puppet show. When the father dies during a performance, the remaining family members try to keep his legacy alive.

Release Date/Prediction: We’re assuming Garrel will return to Berlinale for a comp entry — it was originally programmed for a domestic March drop.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, 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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