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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #24. Robin Campillo’s Vazaha (fka Les Blancs)

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #24. Robin Campillo’s Vazaha (fka Les Blancs)

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We thought there might be an outside chance that this might shore up in 2021 – but we were dead wrong as it appears that production might have taken place in several locations and over the course of more than one season/backdrop with shooting days as far back as July and as recent as this past December. Robin Campillo‘s highly anticipated fourth feature comes five years after his Cannes-winning BPM (Beats Per Minute) in 2017. Starring Quim Gutiérrez, Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Charlie Vauselle, Sophie Guillemin, Hugues Delamarliere, David Serero, Luna Carpiaux, Mathis Piberne and Sacha Cosar-Accaoui, Les Blancs was written by Campillo and filmmaker Gilles Marchand and is produced by Les Films de Pierre’s Marie-Ange Luciani while cinematographer Jeanne Lapoirie BPM (Beats Per Minute) lens.

Gist: Set in Madagascar at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. On a French army airbase, the soldiers are living the last carefree years of colonialism. Influenced by his readings of Fantômette, Thomas, a child who is not yet 10 years old, gradually forms his own view of the world around him…

Release Date/Prediction: A return trip to the competition section is expected – but this could also be relegated to the Un Certain Regard or Directors’ Fortnight section.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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