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2013 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: Michael Rowe’s Manto Acuifero

#14. Michael Rowe’s Manto Acuifero

Gist: Part of a trilogy of films based on solitude, this revolves around a couple who decide to divorce, affecting the emotional state of his daughter, who on her own and through various circumstances, is forced to find support elsewhere.

Prediction: Rowe’s Leap Year (Directors’ Fortnight) won the Camera d’Or in 2011 and Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna’s Canana Productions have been a mainstay in Cannes since 2007 – and all indications point towards Rowe’s latest feature to crawl into the Un Certain Regard section – potentially dislodging a spot from other Mexican film auteurs.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, 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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