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2013 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: Pascale Ferran’s Bird People

#43. Pascale Ferran’s Bird People

Gist: Starring an acting mix of Radha Mitchell, Josh Charles, Anaïs Demoustier, Clark Johnson and Roschdy Zem, this takes place in the Paris area between an airport and an international hotel in its zone. All sorts of people are there, either in transit or because they live or work in this zone. This very contemporary film tries to describe today’s world but also the hopes and dreams of each and everyone within a social environment marked by the outbreak of the supernatural.

Prediction: After shoring up at the festival with Le Baiser (1990), La sentinelle (1992), Petits arrangements avec les morts (1994) we were thinking that she’d be present with Bird People especially since production took place around mid-2012 (here is visual proof). According to this publication, the latest from Lady Chatterley helmer won’t be ready, in fact, we might wait an entire year. Up until last week we were thinking a possible Un Certain Regard showing looking at the Main Comp from the outside if the tally was too fierce.

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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