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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2008: #71 The Fall

The Fall Roadside

#71. The Fall

Dan Gilroy, Nico Soultanakis and Tarsem
Producers: 100% financed by the filmmaker himself.
Distributor: Roadside Attractions

The Gist: Inspired by a short, Bulgarian film the director
saw at a film festival almost a decade ago – this takes place in a
hospital where a little girl with a broken collar bone meets a
bedridden man who starts telling her a fantastical story which reflects
his state of mind. As time goes by fiction and reality start to
intertwine in this uplifting epic fantasy.

Fact: Tarsem worked on this film in over 20 different countries.

See It: The ultimate art-house flick of 2008: if you like his commercials, video work and found The Cell intriguing then make sure to mark your calendars.

Release Date/Status?: Roadside Attractions is looking to release the picture in March.

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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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