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Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 10: Sergei Loznitsa’s In the Fog

In 2010, Ukraine’s Sergei Loznitsa was the only first time filmmaker to crack the Main Competition line-up. With My Joy (we were one of the film’s small group of supporters) we had the road trip from hell. Two years later, we have the Catch 22 situation from hell. Loznitsa’s In the Fog focuses on the worst of two evils — be part of the resistance and ultimately sign your own death warrant, or join/sympathize with German occupation — either case, the film’s lead protag is stuck with a moral choice under immoral circumstances. Slotted late in the fest, the film received four four-star grades and possibly if more might have seen it could have worked itself into a top three favorites. Click to enlarge!
Cannes Critic's Panel 2012

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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