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Monia Chokri’s La Femme De Mon Frère | 2019 Cannes Film Festival

After dealing with separation necessity in her award-winning short Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire (2013), Monia Chokri‘s deals in separation anxiety with La Femme de mon frère (A Brother’s Love). It’s almost a narrative in itself and fitting that a new Cannes Film Festival moment was created when the filmmaker who began her cinema life as an actress in the Un Certain Regard section in Xavier Dolan’s les amours imaginaires returns to the same section and same Debussy theatre for the launch of her directing career with Dolan (who you’ll see saluted in the video) also in attendance.

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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