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2013 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost

#74. J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost

Gist: Robert Redford stars as a man lost at sea in a survival story that is widely reported to have no dialogue. The screenplay also apparently includes no other characters, making this seem like a cross between something like Buried and Essential Killing.

Prediction: The Sundance premiere of his 2011 debut Margin Call saw J.C. Chandor emerge as one of the most hailed new voices in independent cinema that year. He quickly penned and filmed his follow-up and happened to nab the infrequent working Redford for a nonspeaking role. With reports stating that Cannes Fest Director Thierry Fremaux has been courting Chandor’s latest, we are thinking this could end up in the Main Competition.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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