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Cannes Main Competition: Inarritu, Im Sang-soo, Luchetti and Beauvois

Twenty-five percent of the filmmakers selected in the Main Competition are of French origin with Beauvois being one of the four selected. Of the four listed below, I’m most surprised to see Im Sang-soo selected in this category – which means that the film is a lot better than what I may have anticipated.

Twenty-five percent of the filmmakers selected in the Main Competition are of French origin with Beauvois being one of the four selected. Of the four returnees listed below, I’m most surprised to see Im Sang-soo selected in this category – which means that the film is a lot better than what I may have anticipated. If someone has an official synopsis or an Italian translation for Luchetti’s film – please send or submit it. 

Biutiful — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
This is about a man embroiled in shady dealings who is confronted by a childhood friend, now a policeman…

The Housemaid – Im Sang-soo
Scripted by Kim, this is a remake of Kim Ki-young’s 1960 film about a maid who ruins a family…

La nostra vita – Daniele Luchetti
No info on the film as of yet.

Of Gods and Men (Des hommes et des dieux) – Xavier Beauvois 
A monastery high in the mountains of the Maghreb, some time in the 90s…Eight French Cistercian monks live in harmony with the Muslim population. Close to the villagers, they share in their labors and festivities, and take care of their daily medical needs. 

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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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