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Un Certain Regard: Kerrigan, Muntean and 102 Year-Old Manoel de Oliveira

I’m not sure where I was with my Cannes predictions (50 percent sounds about right), but I’m most glad about the predix that pan out on actual titles that I look forward in seeing – e.g. Lodge Kerrigan’s French-produced next feature. I also got my predictions right on Radu Muntean’s Tuesday, After Christmas and I had reported on David Verbeek’s showing up in Cannes with R U There.

I’m not sure where I was with my Cannes predictions (50 percent sounds about right), but I’m most glad about the predix that pan out on actual titles that I look forward in seeing – e.g. Lodge Kerrigan’s French-produced next feature. I also got my predictions right on Radu Muntean’s Tuesday, After Christmas and I had reported on David Verbeek’s showing up in Cannes with R U There. Here are three items that weren’t on my radar – including the latest from a filmmaker who is 102 years-old. Look for more info on Fabrice Gobert’s Qu’est-il arrive a Simon Werner? and a rare film from India in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan over the next couple of weeks.

Rebecca H. – Lodge Kerrigan
Gerladine Pailhas will play Jefferson Airplane lead singer Grace Slick, with the story centering on Slick’s relationship with a woman who becomes fascinated by the rock star…

R U There – David Verbeek
Written by Rogier de Blok, R U THERE is the story of Jitze (20), a professional gamer who travels around the world to compete in video game tournaments. During a stay in Taipei he unexpectedly witnesses an accident, which confronts him with his own mortality and makes him doubt the certainties of his existence…

Tuesday, After Christmas – Radu Muntean
Scripted by Muntean, Alexandru Baciu and Razvan Radulescu, taking place one week before Christmas, “Tuesday” focuses on marital crisis — that of Paul and Adriana, who’ve been married for 10 years and have an 8-year-old daughter…

The Strange Case of Angelica – Manoel de Oliveira
Set in the 1950s, a photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter…

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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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