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Blame it on the Rain: Guillaume Canet & Laetitia Dosch to Get Soaked for Just Philippot’s “Eau-forte”

Launching his feature filmmaking career with one of the buzz titles of the canceled 2020 Cannes edition (the Cannes Critics’ Week did highlight five features with a “2020 Semaine de la Critique” label), Just Philippot is quickly moving from The Swarm (which launched globally thanks to a Netflix deal) and  is setting up shop on his sophomore feature now titled Eau-forte. Based on his award-winning Sundance selected short Acide, we now find out that Guillaume Canet and Laetitia Dosch will topline the film. Cineuropa reported that this disaster sci-fi film received some coin from Belgium – Bonne Pioche in producing out of France with partner Umedia in Belgium. Production begins at the midway point in March and not unlike his debut film, this also feature a family and some young players.

Gist: In the middle of a heat wave, an ominous cloud appears and with it, a lethal acid rain. A separated family will have to come together to escape this plague ravaging the world.

Worth Noting: Philippot’s “Ses souffles” (2016) was shortlisted for a Cesar and his 2018 short “Acid” competed at Sundance and Clermont-Ferrand.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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