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2013 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: Bertrand Tavernier’s Quai d’Orsay

#54. Bertrand Tavernier’s Quai d’Orsay

Gist: Written by Christophe Blain, Abel Lanzac, and Tavernier, inspired by true events (the eve of the beginning of the Iraq war) in the life of France’s foreign minister Dominique de Villepin, this sees an impressive cast of very businessmen and women-clad dressed folks such as Thierry Lhermitte, Niels Arestrup, Anaïs Demoustier and Julie Gayet.

Prediction: There’ll be a much more anticipated BD (French comic book) to film project on the Croisette this year, but filming began in October (with a couple of days shot in United Nations in New York – see below) and if readied in time, Tavernier who has been to Cannes on a handful of occasions – most recently for The Princess of Montpensier could be the legend filmmaker (with over 20 features under his belt) who gets added alongside the next generation of filmmakers in the Directors’ Fortnight section.

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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