Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #30. Serge Bozon’s Don Juan
In 2013’s Tip Top and 2017’s Mrs. Hyde we’ve come to fully appreciate his brand of cinema and with his fifth project we’re not necessarily expecting acerbic in what is being labeled as a musical comedy but we’re likely going to be challenged. Working at a pace of one project about every four or five years, Serge Bozon nabbed Virginie Efira and Tahir Rahim for Don Juan – a project he once again co-wrote with filmmaker Axelle Ropert. Production took place in May of 2021, Les Films Pelléas’ David Thion is producing.
Gist: Rahim stars as Laurent, a stage actor who gets jilted on his wedding day and embarks on a quest to seduce every woman he meets in order to mend his broken heart and ego. But none of them are lured by his elaborate charming performances, including musical ones. Meanwhile, over at the theater, Laurent plays the part of Don Juan, and is forced to star opposite his ex-fiancée (Efira) after she’s hired by the production to replace the departing leading actress.
Release Date/Prediction: Cannes Film Festival feels like a sure bet and a Palme d’Or slot is not impossible either.