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Basket of Deplorables? Ladj Ly’s “Indésirables” & Alain Guiraudie’s “Miséricorde” in the Works

Basket of Deplorables? Ladj Ly’s “Indésirables” & Alain Guiraudie’s “Miséricorde” in the Works

He already had a firm sophomore project in the works when he was fielding questions back in 2019 at the Cannes press conference for Les Misérables. We now know wink wink title and production co. behind Ladj Ly’s next oeuvre. Indésirables will be SRAB Films production (Happening, Vortex, Saint Omer and the upcoming debut by Sofia Alaoui in Oum). Toufik Ayadi and Christophe Barral were the producers for Les Misérables. There is also nuggets of info (via our Cineuropa folks) when the CNC announce advance on receipts. The other eyebrow raiser is the unveiling of Alain Guiraudie‘s next.

Guiraudie, who is best known for masterwork Stranger by the Lake, and who was at the Berlinale this year with Nobody’s Hero (Viens je t’emmène) (read our review by Nicholas Bell) received coin for his seventh feature film titled Miséricorde. CG Cinéma’s Charles Gillibert will produce. We’ll likely get more news on both titles sometime next year – don’t expect either film to surface until 2024. The five other films to get coin include Thierry de Peretti‘s À son image, Alain GomisDao, Claire Burger‘s Langue étrangère, Aude Léa Rapin‘s Planète B and Judith DavisL’asile. With the exception of Claire Burger’s third feature, we doubt that any of these will be ready next year.

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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