COVID-19 is sure to make the Oscar lineup, campaign, and voting period vastly different from other years but until we know definitively what will happen, we will operate under “same as usual” until told otherwise. “Nomadland” still sits at the top of the early projects and we’ll cross our fingers that it is finished in time.
AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
Acclaimed female director of "The Rider" bringing a heartland drama to the screen with Oscar winners and nominees in tow.
May not come out this year. Campaigning struggles and unknown awards mobility due to COVID-19 will be the con for every film and performer this year.
A woman in her sixties after losing everything in the Great Recession embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Movies about old Hollywood are a favorite and this one is being helmed by David Fincher. Netflix backing.
Campaigning struggles and unknown awards mobility due to COVID-19 will be the con for every film and performer this year.
A biopic about the life of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz. Sources say the story will follow Mankiewicz's tumultuous development of the script for “Citizen Kane” — which would go on to be considered one of the best films of all time.
Director of "God's Own Country" taking on this period drama with Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan could hit a sweet spot with awards groups.
Campaigning struggles and unknown awards mobility due to COVID-19 will be the con for every film and performer this year.
1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Director Denis Villeneuve has taken on 80s sci-fi before and brought it to modern times ("Blade Runner 2049") and it was hugely successful. Taking on "Dune" could be unique and satisfying to a story that is divisive in the film world.
Campaigning struggles and unknown awards mobility due to COVID-19 will be the con for every film and performer this year.
A mythic and emotionally charged hero's journey, "Dune" tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
This has made the rounds in Hollywood for quite some time, now being released at Paramount Pictures with an all-star cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, and more.
The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
Pixar has gotten two of their films in the Best Picture lineup before ("Up" and "Toy Story 3") and came close with "Inside Out." This looks like another possible tearjerker on the horizon.
Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.
Christopher Nolan is an icon in the film world and any new film becomes highly anticipated for not just fanboys, but the awards world.
Armed with only one word - Tenet - and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
Wes Anderson has had success in the past with multiple screenplay nominations and a big embrace for "The Grand Budapest Hotel." This could be another potential big hit for Anderson and his fanbase.
The staff of a European publication decides to publish a memorial edition highlighting the three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.
Oscar-winner of "A Beautiful Mind" is back and teamed up with Netflix and an adaptation of an acclaimed novel. With overdue Amy Adams at the helm, this could put it in a strong position this season.
Based on on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, the pic is a modern exploration of the American Dream and follows three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown.
Steven Spielberg is the godfather of cinema and taking on the remake of a Best Picture winner will have plenty admiring it (if the quality is intact).
A remake of the 1961 film about two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
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Original musicals are always welcome within the film community. Marion Cotillard showed her chops in "Nine" while Adam Driver gave us a taste in "Marriage Story" last year. It could be a hit if it hits the Academy sweet spot.
A stand-up comedian, and his opera singer wife, have a 2 year old daughter with a surprising gift.
From the director of "99 Homes," this film has already generated a bit of buzz and could be one of those sleeper contenders by the end of the year.
Balram Halwai, a man born to poverty in a village in India, and his epic journey to the top of the heap.
Director of the Oscar-winning film "Spotlight" is back with Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin at the helm. Oscar and awards voters can be suckers for a good story.
An American oil-rig rough neck from Oklahoma travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter. In the process, he develops a friendship with a local woman and her young daughter and embarks on a personal journey of discovery and a larger sense of belonging in the world.
After "20th Century Women," Mike Mills showed us what kind of force he can be as a filmmaker and a writer. This follow-up sounds to be promising and features Joaquin Phoenix just following his Oscar-win for "Joker."
A documentary filmmaker whose latest project involves gifted children bonds with his smart-yet-sensitive nephew, whose father struggles with bipolar disorder and is in the grips of a manic episode.
Terrific word out of the Sundance Film Festival, praising the performance of Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins. There's often a smaller film that factors into the race and Sony Pictures Classics could have lots of room to get make the push.
A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
Sofia Coppola won an Oscar for penning "Lost in Translation" in 2003, and was the first American woman nominated for Best Director. Since then, she hasn't made it back to the ceremony and it's about time, don't Oscar think?
A young mother reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York.
Hotly anticipated adaptation of a beloved Disney film that may be able to overcome some of the pitfalls of other Disney remakes.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Chinese Army to defend the country from Huns, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. She is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. Disguised as a man by the name of Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her innermost strength and embrace her true potential.
Tom Hanks vehicle, in a period piece, and directed by Paul Greengrass? Hard to imagine it not having a fanbase within the Academy with this source material.
A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.
A Spike Lee Joint is always a welcomed inclusion to a film year and after his major success with "BlacKkKlansman" (and finally winning an Oscar for Adapted Screenplay), a partnership with Netflix seems like a good bet for a good time at the movies (or at home).
Four African-American vets return to Vietnam, searching for the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure.
Another Sundance film that was well-received, and from the acclaimed director of "I Have Seen My Last Born." In this renaissance of Asian cinema in Hollywood, following "Parasite" winning Best Picture, and other hits like "The Farewell" and "Crazy Rich Asians," this could hit a serious sweet spot with voters and audiences.
It’s the 1980s, and David, a seven-year-old Korean American boy, is faced with new surroundings and a different way of life when his father, Jacob, moves their family from the West Coast to rural Arkansas. His mother, Monica, is aghast that they live in a mobile home in the middle of nowhere, and naughty little David and his sister are bored and aimless. When his equally mischievous grandmother arrives from Korea to live with them, her unfamiliar ways arouse David’s curiosity. Meanwhile, Jacob, hell-bent on creating a farm on untapped soil, throws their finances, his marriage, and the stability of the family into jeopardy.
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Tom Hanks in the front of the screen and in the writing chair again. Is one of many high-profile Hanks projects this year and this could make some noise?
A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war.
A record set at the Sundance Film Festival for a sale, this could be the light-hearted inclusion in a year that has included plenty of tragedy. It could be a great "pick-me-up."
When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.
Biopics are always Oscar bait, and this story about Fred Hampton, the African-American activist could be an opportunity at capturing the state of America in a profound manner.
The story of Fred Hampton, deputy chairman of the national Black Panther Party, who was assassinated in 1969 by a Cook County tactical unit on the orders of the FBI and Chicago Police Department.
Biopic of Gloria Steinem in an election year could do the trick and from Julie Taymor no less.
An equal rights crusader, journalist and activist: Gloria Steinem embodies these and more. From her role in the revolutionary women's rights movement to her travels throughout the U.S. and around the world, Steinem has made an everlasting mark on modern history. A nontraditional chronicle of a trailblazing life.
Once upon a time, Charlie Kaufman was the most innovative and inspiring writer in the game. Some say, it isn't "once upon a time" and that fact still exists today. Is this his welcome back?
An unexpected detour turns a couple's road trip into a terrifying journey through their fragile psyches.
The sequel to the 2017 superhero hit has plenty excited. As the Academy becomes more open to different genres (i.e. "Joker" and "Black Panther" prominent examples), the chances begin to increase.
Wonder Woman comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.
Taylor Sheridan directed the Best Picture nominated "Hell or High Water" and there's a lot of anticipation for this next entry into his filmography. Strong cast.
A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.
Aretha Franklin biopic, in the shadow of the "Genius" series on NatGeo. Will one help the other?
The life story of legendary R&B singer Aretha Franklin.
A heartfelt inclusion in the already impressive Pixar arsenal. This also has an added bonus of likely being one of the last films people saw in theaters before the pandemic and lockdown. Could have some sentimental value.
In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
Small indies usually get a big critic backing (i.e. "The Florida Project") and this movie from Sundance had plenty buzzing about it.
A stripper named Zola embarks on a wild road trip to Florida.
Miranda July has been a talent to watch unfold in Hollywood and this Focus Features release could have the goods to launch her into stardom, with an impeccable cast in tow.
A woman's life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them on a major heist they're planning.
A period piece that takes place in the 19th century that could be a good sell for the older, "conventional" Oscar voters.
Louis Wain was an English artist who lived between 1860-1939 and who is best known for his drawings, which consistently featured anthropomorphized large-eyed cats and kittens.
The long-awaited "Black Widow" spin-off/origin film is here (well, it was pushed back but you get the idea). Along with a dynamite cast, can Marvel strike gold with it?
Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
A thrilling vehicle for Carey Mulligan that received good notices out of Sundance. A thriller is always welcomed in a lineup when it's able to beat the odds (i.e. "Fatal Attraction").
A young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.
The first installment walked away with a single nomination for Sound Editing but sequels can once in a while, really outdo its predecessor. Could this be another occurrence?
Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
A timely, thought-provoking piece that garnered plenty of strong notices and debuted at Telluride last year. While small, a strong push for Julia Garner could prove fruitful for the film overall in the end.
A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position.
Small indie with already a strong following from those in the film world.
A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.
Kogonada is an interesting director ("Columbus") and this upcoming sci-fi picture is a possibility for a big breakout.
"After Yang” centers on a father and daughter as they try to save the life of their robotic family member Yang in a world where robotic children are purchased as live-in-babysitters. In the story, Yang has been programmed to help his little sister learn about her cultural heritage.
Premiering the last awards season, the film made some waves within the independent awards like BIFA. It also received strong critical praise that could help it sustain for the year.
A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.
Adrian Lyne was one of the gifted directors of thrillers from "Fatal Attraction" and "Unfaithful." Is this a return to form?
A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.
Because one day...we will have a documentary in the lineup. This from the director of "Cameraperson" is a possibility.
With this inventive portrait, director Kirsten Johnson seeks a way to keep her 86-year-old father alive forever. Utilizing moviemaking magic and her family’s dark humor, she celebrates Dr. Dick Johnson’s last years by staging fantasies of death and beyond. Together, dad and daughter confront the great inevitability awaiting us all.
Jon Stewart's first feature "Rosewater" had admirers but failed to gain traction. This comedy could be a bit more accessible in an election year.
A Democratic political consultant helps a retired Marine colonel run for mayor in a small, conservative Wisconsin town.
From the director of "A Ghost Story," this A24 film looks promising featuring another Dev Patel possibility this year.
A fantasy re-telling of the medieval tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Blockbuster franchise that has seemed close to the lineup before ("Skyfall") and could be close again for one last outing with Daniel Craig.
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
A great horror movie is always appreciated and Blumhouse is just killing it almost every time. Elisabeth Moss' performance is also a true highlight from the first quarter that could bring it more attention.
When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
There's always room for a fun musical, especially from Ryan Murphy, and that has an all-star cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, and James Corden.
Teenager Emma wants to bring her girlfriend Alyssa to her school's big dance. Instead, they're banned from attending as a couple, prompting a cast of Broadway eccentrics to descend on the teen's small-town home to help fight injustice.
Another 1980s classic trying to make its way back to the fray of pop culture, and perhaps outdo its predecessor in both quality and awards attention. You never know.
Akeem must venture back to the States to find his long-lost son and apparent heir to the throne of Zamunda.
Sports films used to be excellent checkmarks for Oscar voters and while this didn't drum up a ton of passionate praise, it could be an easy look for a voter missing sports this year.
A former basketball all-star, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.
Big sequel to a classic film of the 80s and starring Tom Cruise once again. You never know how a sequel/reboot could go, but once in awhile, it's a BIG hit (i.e. "Mad Max: Fury Road").
Set in the world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters, this sequel will explore the end of the era of dogfighting.
Clea DuVall directing Kristen Stewart in a seeming comedy/drama that could jump off the screen.
A young woman's plans to propose to her girlfriend while at her family's annual holiday party are upended when she discovers her partner hasn't yet come out to her conservative parents.
Scott Cooper is a visceral director, showing big chops in films like "Out of the Furnace" and "Hostiles." Can this horror film do the trick in finally pushing him into the full Oscar circle?
A young teacher discovers that her troubled student's father and younger brother harbor a deadly supernatural secret. Taking the boy into her care, the teacher must fight for their survival against horrors beyond imagination.
Little Australian indie from Sundance might have more of a chance this year than any other year.
What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life, as Henry and Anna realise their seriously ill teenage daughter Milla has fallen madly in love with a drug dealer, Moses. This romance is Milla’s protective parents’ worst nightmare – but Milla doesn’t want to play it safe anymore. Things get messy and morals go out the window, as the lives of those around the family – their disarmingly honest pregnant neighbour, a brilliantly flawed music teacher, a child violin prodigy and Moses’ family – become intertwined.
It's the year of the 1980s classic sequels and anything is game.
Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends Bill and Ted set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.
Harley Quinn joins forces with a singer, an assassin and a police detective to help a young girl who had a hit placed on her after she stole a rare diamond from a crime lord.
An early release that premiered at TIFF last year and could get a second wind by the end of the year as people are watching films at home.
Hired to steal a rare painting from one of most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.
A family film that Disney may give a push to, with Harrison Ford in tow.
Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team—and later its leader—Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.
With a writing team that includes the co-writers behind "Moneyball" and "Bridesmaids," this can sit on the level of "I'll give it a chance."
As Emily struggles to fit in at home and at school, she discovers a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. When Clifford magically undergoes one heck of a growth spurt, becomes a gigantic dog and attracts the attention of a genetics company, Emily and her Uncle Casey have to fight the forces of greed as they go on the run across New York City. Along the way, Clifford affects the lives of everyone around him and teaches Emily and her uncle the true meaning of acceptance and unconditional love.
The sequel to the remake of "Murder on the Orient Express" hoping for another swing at the plate.
Almost everyone on the S.S.Karnak, cruising the Nile, has a reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. Her jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs. van Schuyler, her maid is upset because Linnet won't give her a promised dowry, writer Salome Otterbourne is facing a libel suit brought by Linnet, Salome's daughter Rosalie wants to protect her mother, American Andrew Pennington has been embezzling from the Ridgeway family, and former friend Jacqueline de Bellefort is upset that Linnet stole her fiance, Simon, away from her. Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot must unravel the mystery when Linnet (and some of the others) turn up dead.
Another adaptation of Jane Austen for the books...and wasn't really hated.
In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.
A biopic with Jessica Chastain producing and starring that could have a lot to offer the cinematic landscape.
In the 1970s and ’80s, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and a theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity.
Because one day, God willing, in the future, Kelly Reichardt will get her due. We have to believe that.
A taciturn loner and skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.
A good mother-daughter drama is always enjoyable and can offer lots of insight for cinema goers and Oscar voters (i.e. "Terms of Endearment"). Despite some initially mixed praise out of Sundance, recuts and new audiences can open it up for more.
A mother helps her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse.
Because you never know where an Oscar contender could come from, even a superhero comedy following a pandemic is TOTALLY possible.
A bank teller called Guy realizes he is a background character in an open world video game called Free City that will soon go offline.
Sony Pictures Classics backing with Michelle Pfeiffer in the lead role and could provide some light, enjoyable programming to the film year slate.
A socialite is decamping from Manhattan to Paris to live out her days after her dead husband’s fortune runs out. She cashes out whatever is left and goes with her son and her cat, who happens to be the embodiment of her long-dead partner.
Matthew McConaughey with drinks and gambling. Good reviews.
American expat Mickey Pearson has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
Beanie Feldstein deserves the best, no matter what.
The journey of Midlands teenager Johanna Morrigan, who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer, moves to London, and gets a job as music critic in the hope of saving her poverty stricken family in Wolverhampton. Based on Caitlin Moran's bestselling semi-autobiographical novel.
A love story that sounds promising from Heidi Ewing helming the project head to toe.
An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. Based on a true story, ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.
Producer Jordan Horowitz ("La La Land") teaming up with Julia Hart in the directing chair with Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan. Count us in.
A woman and her child on the run from the sins of her husband.
After Ridley Scott got back to Oscar's good graces with "The Martian," this period piece with could be another "return to form" for him.
King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.
A timely piece about the injustices regarding race and gender that could strike an important chord.
When Ma Rainey, the "Queen of the Blues," makes a record in a studio in Chicago, 1927, tensions boil between her, her white agent and producer, and bandmates.
After Taika Waititi won the Academy Award for "Jojo Rabbit" in Adapted Screenplay, his next outing is highly anticipated and it could be one of those "feel good" sports films, that we don't get too much of these days, at least in terms of Academy embracement. Michael Fassbender starring is promising.
Dutch coach Thomas Rongen attempts the nearly impossible task of turning the American Samoa soccer team from perennial losers into winners.
Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville drama premiered at TIFF last year and had its fans.
An extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-aged couple in the midst of the wife's breast cancer diagnosis.
From the animator behind "Dear Basketball" that brought the late NBA star Kobe Bryant an Oscar for Best Animated Short, he is teaming up with Netflix for a full fledged feature that may hit bigger than normal.
A girl builds a rocket to travel to the moon in hopes of meeting the legendary Moon Goddess.
A Valentine's Day movie that showcased some strong reviews and highlights for its stars Lakeith Stanfield and Issa Rae. Will there be a backing?
When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother's early life -- an investigation that leads to an unexpected romance with a rising journalist.
Another TIFF entry drop that garnered some strong word for itself, and the performance of Rosamund Pike.
Tells the story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her extraordinary scientific discoveries — through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre — and the seismic and transformative effects their discovery of radium had on the 20th century.
A remake of the Best Picture winner that was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Big shoes to fill.
The story follows a newly married young woman who, upon arriving at her husband’s imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his deceased first wife, the mysterious Rebecca, whose legacy continues to haunt the house.
From the director of the Oscar-nominated "Shoplifters," a cast that includes Ethan Hawke, Juliette Binoche, and Catherine Deneuve has its lovers already.
Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed.