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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #134. Mitchell Lichtenstein’s Anjelica


Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein
Writer: Mitchell Lichtenstein
Producer: Joyce M. Pierpoline
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Jena Malone, Janet McTeer, Ed Stoppard

Well, you should all be excited that Mitchell Lichtenstein has directed another thriller. This is, after all, the man whose directorial debut was 2007’s Teeth (and he followed that up with a great familial black comedy, Happy Tears that featured a superb Ellen Barkin). This time around he has the underrated Jena Malone headlining and chameleonic Janet McTeer. This time Lichtenstein tackles sexual repression at its most virulent, during Victorian era, London.

Gist: Based on the Arthur Phillips novel, this is about a couple living in Victorian London endure an unusual series of psychological and supernatural effects following the birth of their child.

Release Date: While it was not announced at either Sundance or Berlin, where both his other films premiered, respectively, we’re thinking this could pop anywhere from Tribeca to Locarno, and maybe Toronto.

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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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