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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films for 2015: #5. Ludovic Bergery’s The Embrace

The Embrace

Director: Ludovic Bergery
Writer: Ludovic Bergery
Producers: Les Films Pelleas
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Isabelle Huppert

Heretofore known as a character actor, Ludovic Bergery has written and will direct a strange sounding feature starring none other than Isabelle Huppert in role that sounds tailor made for her. While it’s currently seeking a German co-producer and actor, this is set to film in summer of 2014, and we can’t wait to hear more about it.

Gist: The screenplay focuses on a woman who lost her husband two years ago. After a disappointing relationship, she starts having one night encounters that lack emotion before slowly giving in to an insatiable sexual desire that will expose her to all kinds of dangers and a violence through which her rebirth will however eventually take place.

Release Date: Headlining Huppert, we’re thinking this will bow in a Cannes sidebar, perhaps Directors’ Fortnight. Next: Our number 4 pick…

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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