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2022 Cannes: Pietro Marcello’s L’envol (Scarlet) to Open the Directors’ Fortnight

2022 Cannes: Pietro Marcello’s L’envol (Scarlet) to Open the Directors’ Fortnight

A film that we wholeheartedly thought was going to be in the competition for the Palme, will instead be the highlight opening film for the Quinzaine. With L’envol (international title is Scarlet), Pietro Marcello makes a second consecutive trip to the sidebar — he was there last year with the docu Futura.

Among our most anticipated films of the year, Marcello might have switched languages, but he remains committed to the period drama — this is set between the two World Wars. Production began late last summer in Normandy and follows a young woman (Juliette Jouan) being raised by her father, a widowed war veteran, who struggles to find her own path in life. Raphaël Thierry, Louis Garrel and Noémie Lvovsky also star. Apparently there are musical and fantasy elements mixed into the project which is produced by Charles Gillibert (he also has Lola Quivoron’s Rodeo in the Un Certain Regard section) with Italy’s Avventurosa and Rai Cinema, in collaboration with Ilya Stewart of Hype Film and Wise Pictures’ Antonio Miyakawa. Marcello’s Martin Eden (read review) was among the highlights of 2019 – winning in Toronto and Venice Film Festivals. The entire line-up for the Directors’ Fortnight drops April 19th.

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