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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #30. Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

American Honey

Director: Andrea Arnold
Writer: Andrea Arnold

Andrea Arnold breaks her five year hiatus with American Honey, her first film since 2011’s Wuthering Heights (which premiered at Venice). Notably, this BFI co-production is also her first project filmed outside of the UK. Twice the winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes (in 2006 for Red Road and her Fish Tank sharing the award in 2009 with Park Chan-wook), she’s also an Academy Award winner for her 2003 short film “Wasp.” After being honored as the filmmaker-in-residence at the New York Film Festival in late 2013, Arnold wrote this latest script about teens traveling around the US selling magazines. Shia LaBeouf and Arielle Holmes (of Heaven Knows What) stand out amongst a list of fresh faces.

Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes

Production Co.: BFI, Film4, Maven Pictures,Parts and Labor Film’s Jay Van Hoy  & Lars Knudsen (The Witch), Protagonist Pictures, Pulse Films

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic) TBD (international).

Release Date: Considering she’s competed twice in Cannes already and principal photography ended in July of 2015, we expect Arnold to be a contender on the Croisette once again.

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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