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2021 Cannes Critics Ildiko Enyedi The Story Of My Wife

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2021 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 9 – Ildiko Enyedi’s The Story of My Wife

2021 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 9 – Ildiko Enyedi’s The Story of My Wife

A first time in comp birth for the Hungarian filmmaker, this is Ildikó Enyedi‘s first visit back to Cannes since the landed a spot in the Un Certain Regard section with 1989 dramedy My 20th Century. With The Story of My Wife, we have Gijs Naber, Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel and Sergio Rubini populating the book to film adaptation.

Perhaps it’s the heavy traffic and scheduling issues with three competition film offerings on Wednesday, but not many of our critics committed to the two plus hour historical drama. Eleven of our critics gave this subpar scores ranging between 2 and 3 for an average of 2.4. A let down after On Body and Soul.

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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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