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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2021: #94. Prano Bailey-Bond’s Censor

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2021: #94. Prano Bailey-Bond’s Censor

Censor

Welsh director Prano Bailey-Bond returns to genre for her directorial debut Censor, featuring Niamh Algar, Nicholas Burns, Vincent Franklin, Sophia La Porta, Adrian Schiller, and Ben Wheatley regular Michael Smiley in the cast. Produced by Helen Jones, the feature was lensed by Annika Summerson (VS., 2018; Mogul Mowgli, 2020). Bailey-Bond generated a lot of attention for her 2015 short “Nasty.”

Gist: Co-written by Anthony Fletcher, film censor Enid stumbles upon a particularly eerie video nasty which she believes holds the key to her sister’s disappearance. Fantasy and reality are blurred as she embarks on a quest for answers through the film’s director.

Release Date/Prediction: Censor will premiere in the Midnight program the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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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