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2013 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: Hubert Sauper’s We Come as Friends

#34. Hubert Sauper’s We Come as Friends

Gist: Much in the same matter as fact tone as Darwin’s Nightmare – this looks at slave trade as it exists today, “in its modified way, a more industrial, massive and more global fashion than a hundred years ago.”

Prediction: His last docu was featured in Venice – so this will surely end up in a top tier film fest slot. This could easily fall into the Un Certain Regard or Special Screenings, but we’re thinking this is headed to the Directors’ Fortnight if it is indeed past the post-production point.

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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