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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #166. Sophie Dupuis’ Drag

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #166. Sophie Dupuis’ Drag

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Quebecois filmmaker Sophie Dupuis reteams with her muse Théodore Pellerin for her third feature film — a drag queen drama set in the Montreal backdrop that was filmed in February last year. Produced by Bravo Charlie’s Étienne Hansez, the film features supporting players in French thesp Félix Maritaud and veteran actress Anne-Marie Cadieux. Dupuis has rocked the boat with her previous features in Chien de garde (2017) andSouterrain (2020) and has yet to hit an A-list film fest premiere. This might change with this colorful portrait.

Gist: Simon (Pellerin), is a rising star in the world of drag queens. A love affair with Olivier (Maritaud), a new recruit at the show bar where he performs, is gradually marked by a toxic dynamic resulting from the latter’s narcissistic personality. At the same time, Simon tries to reconnect with his mother (Anne-Marie Cadieux), a famous opera singer who returns to the country after fifteen years of absence.

Release Date/Prediction: We could see this premiering in comp slot at SXSW or Tribeca.

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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