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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #12. Claire Denis’ Les salauds (The Bastards)

Les salauds (The Bastards)

Director/Writer: Claire Denis
Producer(s): Wild Bunch and Alcatraz Films’ Laurence Clerc
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni

For her eleventh feature, Claire Denis has grabbed Vincent Lindon and Chiara Mastroianni. We’ve loved her work since 88’s Chocolate, and more recently in 35 Shots of Rum and White Material.

Gist: Nothing is known at the time being – and I doubt she’ll return to themes relating to her upbringing or colonialism.

Release Date: Shooting began in August of last year – is seven months of post enough time for Denis to be ready for Cannes?


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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