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Summer Boy: Christophe Honoré Sets Up New Feature Film in Paris

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Summer Boy: Christophe Honoré Sets Up New Feature Film in Paris

We can mark down a new feature film from Christophe Honoré for the 2024 calendar as the Paris-based filmmaker is setting up shop for what will be his fifteenth feature film in just over a two-decade span. Title, plot, casting news will surely be announced in the weeks ahead but what we do know is that we are looking a six-week shoot beginning mid-August in Paris. Les Films Pelléas’ David Thion (who just won the Palme d’Or for Anatomy of a Fall) will likely return as a producer here. Coming off two-plus hour coming-of-ager TIFF-preemed Le lycéen (Winter Boy), we can expect this film to explore themes of youth, family, sexuality and everything under the human condition — and it would be timed for a possible bid for a competition slot in Cannes. Our Nicholas Bell reviewed Winter Boy back in September:

Le Lycéen (Winter Boy), unites coming-of-age tropes paralleled with loss, guilt, and sexuality through a semi-autobiographical lens in his particular talents for loquacious wisdom punctuated by observational sensibilities defining complex human relationships.

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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