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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #175. Robert Morgan’s Stopmotion

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #175. Robert Morgan’s Stopmotion


A shorts film filmmaker more than two decades into his filmography, Robert Morgan made the big move into feature film terrain with actress Aisling Franciosi (from The Nightingale fame) for a portrait on loss, creation and making a bit too much room for the people who speak inside our heads. Stopmotion‘s producers include BlueLight’s Alain de la Mata + Christopher Granier-Deferre.

Gist: This tells the story of stop-motion animator named Ella Blake who is struggling to control her demons after the loss of her overbearing mother, who embarks upon the creation of a film that becomes the battleground for her sanity. As Ella’s mind starts to fracture, the characters in her project take on a life of their own.

Release Date/Prediction: A genre item worthy of a major film fest premiere, this could slide into a Cannes sidebar showing in Un Certain Regard or Directors Fortnight.

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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