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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #26. Michael Rowe’s Manto Acuifero

Manto Acuifero

Director/Writer: Michael Rowe
Producer(s): Gael García Bernal, Julian Levin, Arturo Sampson
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Tania Arredondo, Arnoldo Picazzo, Zaili Sofia Macias

Camera D’or winner for Best First Feature in Cannes for his 2011 film Leap Year, the Aussie-born Michael Rowe has become an instant player in the current wave of Mexican auteur cinema.

Gist: Part of a trilogy of films based on solitude, this revolves around a couple who decide to divorce, affecting the emotional state of his daughter, who on her own and through various circumstances, is forced to find support elsewhere.

Release Date: Cannes Film Festival playdate is assured.  Un Certain Regard category.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, 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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