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Emmanuel Carrère’s Le quai de Ouistreham

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2021: #53. Emmanuel Carrère’s Le quai de Ouistreham

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2021: #53. Emmanuel Carrère’s Le quai de Ouistreham

Le quai de Ouistreham

Emmanuel Carrère’s first feature, La Moustache (starring Vincent Lindon and Emmanuelle Devos) was adapted from his own novel and premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight. It’s been a long fifteen years since his debut. Recently, his novel Limonov was planned as director Pawel Pawlikowski’s next project, which has since stalled. Carrère has decided to adapt (alongside Helene Devynck) the non-fiction work by Florence Aubenas, Le quai de Ouistreham (Between Two Worlds) with Juliette Binoche as his lead. Produced by Olivier Delbosc, David Gauquie and Julien Deris, the project is lensed by Cesar nominee Patrick Blossier.

Gist: Binoche stars as Marianne Winckler, a writer who lives as a job seeker for six months while spending time with other women operating between unstable periods of unemployment.

Release Date/Prediction: The project wrapped in spring of 2019 and seemed a lock for either Berlin or Cannes. Due to the pandemic, it appears the project was held for Cannes 2021 consideration, where it would likely premiere in Un Certain Regard or Directors’ Fortnight.

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), 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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