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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #27. Rebecca Zlotowski’s Les enfants des autres

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #27. Rebecca Zlotowski’s Les enfants des autres

Les enfants des autres (Other People’s Children)

Directly after premiering her fourth feature film Une fille facile (An Easy Girl) in the Directors’ Fortnight section, Rebecca Zlotowski moved into the directors’ chair for a six-parter politico-series she co-created called “Savages” and we imagine it is here she nabbed actor Roschdy Zem for what might be a more two-hander drama. After her huge entrance into the film world with 2010’s Belle Epine (Critics’ Week), 2013’s Grand Central (Un Certain Regard), 2016’s Planetarium (Out of Comp in Venice), this more intimate fifth feature (in just over a decade) began lensing in March of 2021 with Virginie Efira (who will have an eventful 2022 with Alice Winocour’s Revoir Paris and Serge Bozon’s Don Juan). Filmed in Paris, Les enfants des autres (Other People’s Children) is about making a connection with a child when it is not your own. Les Films Velvets’ Fréderic Jouve produces once again.

Gist: A childless, 40-year-old woman (Efira) forms a strong bond with her new partner’s four-year-old daughter in a tale exploring longing and belonging.

Release Date/Prediction: Zlotowski has screened in the Critics’ Week, Directors’ Fortnight and the Un Certain Regard section – could this be the year she graduates to the main comp in Cannes? We certainly hope so.

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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