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As a more economical way of previewing some of the films that are being featured daily at the festival, I’ve decided to come up with this quick featurette of a journalist retrieving the items in his press box. Today I received press kits for:

As a more economical way of previewing some of the films that are being featured daily at the festival, I’ve decided to come up with this quick featurette of a journalist retrieving the items in his press box. Today I received press kits for: Sabina Guzzanti’s Draquila Italy Trembles, Michel Leclerc’s Le Nom des Gens (The Names of Love) starring Jacques Gamblin & Sara Forestier), Chongqing Blues from Wang Xiaoshuai, Mathieu Amalric’s Tournee (On Tour) starring himself and non-professional actors and Manoel de Oliveira’s The Strange Case of Angelica (with Ricardo Trepa and Pilar Lopez de Ayala). I’ll try to add commentary and some face time as I actually flip the pages of the guides in the future installments.

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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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