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Breast the Wave: Charlène Favier Prepping “Oxana”

Breast the Wave: Charlène Favier Prepping “Oxana”

Slalom (Cannes 2020 Label) and La fille qu’on appelle a television film (that we mislabeled) to be released in the fall (via ARTE) filmmaker Charlène Favier looks to be headed into the FEMEN movement territory. CNC (via Cineuropa) have awarded the advance coin receipts to the next feature film for the French filmmaker. To be produced Rectangle’s Édouard Weil and Alice Girard and 2.4.7. Films, Oxana could move into production as early as this year. This could be a big deal for the actress who takes on the spirit of the fighter.

Oksana Shachko ended her life in 2018 in Montrouge. She was 31 years old. Despite her young age, this extraordinary personality had already lived several lives. She was one of the three co-founders of the FEMEN movement, which appeared in Ukraine 10 years earlier and a committed artist. She was the first to show her breasts in a demonstration, thus inventing the standard gesture that will symbolize the FEMEN. From Ukraine, she arrived in Paris in 2013; she was then a major figure in a movement that had become planetary. However, the country of human rights does not give her the expected welcome: she goes from disappointment to disappointment and her situation becomes precarious. However, she continues to fight and paint.

In our review of Slalom, Nicholas Bell called the debut “a stellar metaphor for the sexual awakening of its teenaged protagonist indicating the graceful navigation of obstacles and barriers as she winds through twists and turns on the trail.”

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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