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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #96. Denis Dercourt’s En équilibre

En équilibre

Director: Denis Dercourt // Writer: Denis Dercourt

French director Denis Dercourt is generally underappreciated in the US, despite having helmed the superb 2006 film The Page Turner, which premiered at Cannes and is one of his only titles to receive US distribution. In 2013, Dercourt helmed two titles, Flesh of My Flesh and the German production, A Pact, neither of which have been lucky enough to see play in the US outside of minor festivals. We have high hopes for this project, which has been cited as the filmmaker’s biggest project yet and is headlined by Cecile de France (known to English speaking audiences for High Tension and Hereafter), as well as the very busy French actor/director Albert Dupontel. His seventh feature film (see set pic above) En équilibre (In Balance) concerns Marc, an equestrian who after a serious accident on a film shoot, loses all hope to mount back on. His insurance company instructed Florence to handle his case. This film is the story of their meeting.

Cast: Cecile de France, Albert Dupontel, Marie Baumer.

Producers: Mandarin Cinema’s Eric & Nicolas Altmayer (The New Girlfriend), Isabelle Grellat (A Happy Event).

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.

Release Date: Filming earlier in 2014, we’re hoping to see Dercourt pop up at Cannes again, most likely with a slot in Un Certain Regard. Berlin is also a possibility.


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), 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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