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Export the Import: Sandrine Kiberlain & Laurent Lafitte Join Julie Delpy’s “Les barbares”

Export the Import: Sandrine Kiberlain & Laurent Lafitte Join Julie Delpy’s “Les barbares”

Sandrine Kiberlain and Laurent Lafitte will re-team once again this time as the faces of surprise and dismay representing a small (minded) folk of a Brittany village in Julie Delpy‘s Les barbares. Production on the actress-filmmaker’s eighth feature will take place this June-July. Michael Gentile is producing. In a recent interview with Variety, the filmmaker called the refugee comedy both “funny and dark.”

The municipality of a small Breton village has decided to welcome a family of Ukrainian refugees. To their surprise, the receive Fayad family – coming from Syria. They thwart all the clichés that the French expected: they are friendly, refined, educated… So much so that, in this small, humming village, it is no longer clear which side the barbarians are on…

 

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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