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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 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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