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Tricolour Fourth: Monia Chokri Moves to France for Her Next Feature

Tricolour Fourth: Monia Chokri Moves to France for Her Next Feature

Another small blurb in the Le film français provides us with an update on what is in the works for Monia Chokri. She might be crossing the Atlantic for fourth feature outing — for what is linked “around a phenomenon that is happening right now.” This could be anything really – social or cultural movements, the human condition or more interplays between the sexes, but the other concrete info is that La Femme de mon frère (and Falcon Lake) collaborator writer François Choquet will assist here. We expect this to be a France-Canada co-production and at the earliest, not ready until 2025 if this is indeed the next project. An actress in her own right having been in several Quebecois films and in items by the likes of Katell Quillévéré and Nicole Palo, we wouldn’t be surprised if this strictly players from France.

Chokri was just at Cannes with Simple comme Sylvain – her best feature to date. We highlighted that “Chokri’s tendency to overstuff the narrative with a lot of dialogue and discord as in her first two features (2019’s A Brother’s Love and 2022’s Babysitter) is replaced by more introspection, nuance and fluff.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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