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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #94. Lisa Aschan’s White People

White People

Director: Lisa Aschan // Writer: Lisa Aschan

After nabbing several awards for her 2011 debut She Monkeys (see trailer below),  Swedish director Lisa Aschan was set to direct a horror movie called The Deposit. But she gave back the funding she received from the Stockholm International Film Festival to make White People, which follows a group of six people as they fight for survival after being locked away. Considering the quality of Aschan’s first feature, plus the presence of veteran actress Pernilla August, this earns a place on our list.

Cast: Pernilla August, Vera Vitali, and Issaka Sawadogo

Producer: Garagefilm International’s Anna-Maria Kantarius (Something Must Break)

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.

Release Date: We’re thinking this will pop up at the Berlin Film Festival, which is where She Monkeys migrated to after playing Goteburg.


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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