Annual Top Films Lists
Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #83. Emmanuelle Bercot’s La Fille de Brest
La Fille de Brest
Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
Writers: Emmanuelle Bercot, Severine Bosschem
2015 was an exceptional year for writer/director Emmanuelle Bercot. She was the second woman in the history of the Cannes Film Festival whose film opened the event with her fourth feature Standing Tall, and she won Best Actress for her performance in Maiwenn’s Mon Roi. Bercot dove into her next feature La Fille de Brest (initially titled 150 Milligrams), a reenactment of a famed anti-diabetic drug Mediator health scandal via the story of Irene Frachon’s 2009 revelation. It’s been described as a French Erin Brockovich vehicle and stars excellent Sidse Babett Knudsen (recently of Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy and Christian Vincent’s Courted). The film also stars notable French actor Benoit Magimel (The Piano Teacher; Little White Lies).
Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Benoit Magimel
Production Co./Producer(s): Haut et Court’sCarole Scott and Caroline Benjo, France 2 Cinema
U.S. Distributor: Rights available. TBD (domestic/international).
Release Date: Considering the glowing attention she received last year, we’re assuming Bercot will be courting Cannes again since the film’s shoot began in late November, 2015.