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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #36. Paolo Sorrentino’s In the Future

In the Future

Director: Paolo Sorrentino // Writer: Paolo Sorrentino

While Italian auteur went home empty-handed from Cannes 2013 with The Great Beauty, he went on to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. One of the most renowned modern masters of Italian cinema, Sorrentino returns to the English language for a second dip following 2011’s Sean Penn headlined This Must Be the Place. While that was probably our least favorite of Sorrentino’s filmography (especially compared to his last film or 2008’s Il Divo), we’re excited for the starry line-up of his latest, including Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, and Rachel Weisz. The narrative focuses on two old friends, both in the late autumn of their lives. One a retired composer/conductor, the other a filmmaker writing what he assumes will be his last film, we assume surprises are in store for both.

Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, Rachel Weisz, and Paul Dano.

Production Co.: Indigo Film, Bis Films, Pathe, C-Films, Number 9 Films

U.S. Distributor: Rights available

Release Date: Sorrentino’s played in the Main Competition at Cannes five times previously, including with his previous English language title, so we’re sure this will be appearing there, especially considering a domestic release date is already rumored for late May.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com'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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