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2021 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 11 – Joachim Lafosse’s The Restless

2021 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 11 – Joachim Lafosse’s The Restless

For the final film in competition we get a piece of Belgium with Joachim Lafosse’s very first competition film offering. He has been on the Croisette before in the Directors’ Fortnight with After Love and Un Certain Regard in 2012 for Our Children. His new offering The Restless (Les Intranquilles) features Leïla Bekhti alongside Damien Bonnard.

With an average rating just below the 3 mark, there are folks who generally liked this portrait. Grades are still rolling in as journalists are now returning home.

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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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