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San Francisco Treat: Michel Franco Dreams of the West Coast with “Dos Lados”

San Francisco Treat: Michel Franco Dreams of the West Coast with “Dos Lados”

Location, Location, Location. After the affluent neighbourhood somewhere in Mexico with New Order, the wasteland of Acapulco with Sundown and more recently, the New York City scapes in the Venice-tipped Memory, it appears that Michel Franco might be setting up shop in San Francisco for a project titled Dreams (aka Dos Lados – direct translation: On the Sides). Producer Eréndira Núñez Larios and Yves Cape would re-team with Franco on what is a micro project with no-name actors.

The project was once said to see Franco work with Jessica Chastain again – but that rumor was put to rest and it would be impossible if the project were to get greenlit. At this point we don’t know if this would be a false start, if this is a smaller scale project or if it is way too early but Production Weekly originally had this set as a July production start date. We’ll likely get updates around the time of Venice. Update: Production began July 24th and lasts until August 14th.

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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