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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #38. Nicole Garcia’s Mal de pierres

Mal de pierres

Director: Nicole Garcia
Writers: Nicole Garcia, Jacques Fieschi

Actress Nicole Garcia, who has starred in unforgettable films from Claude Miller, Alain Resnais, and Jacques Rivette, has managed to become a significant director herself, twice competing in Cannes (2002, 2006) and working with some of France’s other most iconic figures, including Catherine Deneuve in her 1998 film Place Vendome. Garcia’s last feature, 2013’s Going Away didn’t seem to gather much traction, but Cohen Media Group distributed the title in late 2015, though only in one week in New York City. Her latest is project promises to be incredibly high profile, Mal de pierres (From the Land of the Moon) an adaptation of a novel by Italian author Milena Agus following twenty years in the life of a free-spirited woman after WWII. Oh, and it stars Marion Cotillard and Louis Garrell.

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Alex Brendemuehl

Production Co./Producer: Les Productions du Tresor’s Alain Attal.

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

Release Date: Cotillard seems to be a golden ticket for competing in Cannes (she’s starred in competition titles every year since 2012), and we’re wondering if Garcia might snag one of the reserved French slots this year.

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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