2016 Oscar Circuit Guide: Award Hopefuls Debuting at Venice, TIFF, and NYFF

unknowngirl_01The Unknown Girl
dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne – TIFF & NYFF – Sundance Selects

The Dardenne brothers have been a staple at the Cannes Film Festival for years, but for the first time a film of theirs was not so well received.  Following the mixed response out of Cannes, they cut the film down seven minutes and will hope for a better run during Toronto and New York.  Just two years after getting Marion Cotillard her long-awaited second Oscar nomination for “Two Days, One Night,” perhaps Sundance Selects can hope for a similar outcome for 27-year-old Adèle Haenel, but we’re not holding our breath.  The film still doesn’t have a release date as of yet.