Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #42. Ursula Meier’s La ligne
Excluding her docu features, Ursula Meier is now at the three feature film mark with La ligne (The Line) – a project that began lensing in Switzerland around this time last year. Co-written by Stéphanie Blanchoud, Antoine Jaccoud and Meier (with additional help from Robin Campillo and Nathalie Najem), this stars Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, India Hair, Benjamin Biolay and Blanchoud as Margaret — this reunites the filmmaker with with her cinematographer Agnès Godard. Meier moves from shipwrecked family in 2008’s Home to disproportionately supporting one’s sibling in 2012’s L’enfant d’en haut to a film that pokes the family tree with a stick.
Gist: After violently attacking her mother Christina during an argument, Margaret is arrested by the police and ordered not to go within 200 metres of the family home. “Locked out”, Margaret (Blanchoud) will never stop trying to make amends for her actions and this imaginary line will crystallize all the tensions in this dysfunctional family.
Release Date/Prediction: We think it might be a return to the Berlinale competition.