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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #163. Djinn Carrenard’s Making Love

Making Love (Faire L’Amour)

Director: Djinn Carrenard
Writer: Djinn Carrenard
Producers: Realitism Films’ Grégory Bernard and Diane Jassem
U.S. Distributor: Right Available
Cast: Unknown

This was a title we had pegged to be ready for Cannes last year, but not much has been discussed about the film. This is the Haitian director’s highly anticipated follow-up to his 2010 debut, Donoma, which seems to have secured him a bigger budget. Filming reportedly wrapped last spring and will feature a cast of mostly non-professional actors that Carrenard selected from workshops. His first film, which premiered at Cannes and went on to rave reviews at a select number of smaller festivals, still has yet to see a US release, and was filmed on a microbudget. We’re excited to see what Carrenard will hopefully unveil this year.

Gist: Oussmane is a musician losing his hearing in a loveless relationship with Laure, an air hostess desperately trying to get pregnant. Kahina is a young woman doing time in a prison somewhere in Ile de France who gets leave for a week to spend Christmas with her four-year-old daughter. Oussmane and Kahina will fall in love during this week on leave, clinging on to each other with the passion of their instinct to survive. Kahina can’t see her daughter, Kahina falls in love, Kahina has to return to prison. br>

Release Date: While Donoma premiered in the ACID lineup at 2010 Cannes, look forward to seeing his next film make an entrance in Directors’ Fortnight or Un Certain Regard.

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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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