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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2021: #99. Oorlagh George’s Stranger with a Camera

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2021: #99. Oorlagh George’s Stranger with a Camera

Stranger with a Camera

Belfast-born filmmaker Oorlagh George will be ready to present her narrative debut Stranger with a Camera in 2021, developed through Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting and Directing Labs. Among her cast is Ellie Bamber, Owen McDonnell, Michael Shea, and Brian Milligan. George produced her own feature alongside Mary Ann Marino, Molly Egan and John Wallace. Initially an assistant to Clive Owen in the early 2000s, George nabbed an Academy Award for Best Short Live Action Film with “The Shore” in 2012. Her father is Terry George of In the Name of the Father and Hotel Rwanda fame.

Gist: A troubled American teen is stranded in Northern Ireland when her father is suddenly arrested for an IRA related murder from seventeen years prior. Teaming up with her delinquent cousin, together they pry into the buried secrets from their family’s past.

Release Date/Prediction: Shot in early 2020, George could bow at any number of festivals in 2021. If the title doesn’t pop up in Berlin or Cannes, look for a comp slot in Venice or TIFF’s Platform.

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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