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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #62. Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi’s Un chateau en Italie

Un chateau en Italie

Director: Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Writer(s): Bruni-Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Agnès de Sacy
Producer(s): SBS Productions’ Saïd Ben Saïd
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Louis Garrel, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Xavier Beauvois, Filippo Timi, Marisa Borini, André Wilms

With well over fifty films under her belt, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi is obviously at ease working with fellow thesps. Her third trip behind and in front of the camera follows her It’s Easier for a Camel…, her 2003 debut was critically well received and then she followed that up with the Cannes winning Actresses (2007). No problems with the location nor the dual languages, this Euro dramedy sees her once again team with creative folk such as her hubby Louis Garrel on screen and she penned the project alongside actress/director/writer Noémie Lvovsky. This should resonate if it carries much of the same elements we loved the most in I Am Love and Summer Hours – pair of films about the homes we live in and parallel bounds created between lovers.

Gist: A family is forced to sell their Italian home. revolves around a woman who meets a man and whose dreams resurface. It’s the story of her ill brother and their mother, and of the destiny of a grand family from the Italian industrial bourgeoisie. It’s the story of a family falling apart, of the end of an era, and of a budding romance.

Release Date: Filming took place all the way back last February – so this should be ready for another Cannes Un Certain Regard section. Her previous pair of films received U.S distribution, this should also find a home.

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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