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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #17. Catherine Breillat’s Bridge of Floating Dreams

Bridge of Floating Dreams

Director: Catherine Breillat // Writer: Brian Jones

Shortly before her latest title, the autobiographical Abuse of Weakness hit it’s limited release in August 2014, provocateur Catherine Breillat announced she would be directing material written by someone other than herself for the first time in her four decades of filmmaking. It appears that Breillat has left behind her series of fairy tale adaptations indefinitely and is branching out with her first English language feature with this Japanese/Australian co-production, a 1960’s period piece titled Bridge of Floating Dreams. Breillat compared the script to her 1999 film Romance, so expect profound erotic flourishes.

Cast: Not available.

Producer: The late David Hannay, Richard Barnes and Candide Production France’s François Cohen-Séat.

U.S. Distributor: Rights available.

Release Date: At the time this was announced, work was still going into the script and further funding needed to be secured. Breillat doesn’t work very quickly, and given the fact that this is her first English language shoot might make this shoot more strenuous. Shooting was pegged for 2015, so there’s a possibility to see this at Toronto, where “Abuse” premiered.


Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is'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), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.


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