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Les visiteurs: Alice Rohrwacher Time Travels to the FilmLinc with “My Bitter Land”

A salient initiative that has so far provided distinct auteur voices such as Andrea Arnold, Lisandro Alonso and Athina Rachel Tsangari with early script support, Alice Rohrwacher is headed in the direction of Manhattan in October for NYFF with, not unlike Claire Denis, a science fiction genre item. Variety reports that the European filmmaker will take part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre filmmaker in residence with her next feature: My Bitter Land. Launched in 2013 to support filmmakers at the early stage the development of their work. Look for who’ll be attached as producers in the near future.

Gist: This follows a man living on the margins of society who can travel through time.

Worth Noting: Rohrwacher saw her debut film (Corpo Celeste) break into Cannes and in 2014, The Wonders won the Grand Jury Prize.

Do We Care?: Taken aback by her sensitivity and tonally vast The Wonders, it’ll be a treat to see what boundaries this auteur is able to push within the genre.

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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