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New Images From Laurent Cantet's 'Foxfire,' Francois Ozon's 'In The House,' Isabelle Huppert In 'Dormant Beauty' & More

by Kevin Jagernauth
July 31, 2012 6:10 PM
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Though we got it once before as a 1992 Annette Haywood-Carter film starring a young Angelina Jolie and (before-she-was-famous) Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis, there's certainly room for improvement. And when you have the Palme d'Or-winning director behind "The Class," filmmaker Laurent Cantet, deciding to take on the classic Joyce Carol Oates novel "Foxfire: Confessions Of A Girl Gang," and bring it to the big screen, our interest is piqued.

Forgoing big names, Cantet has gone with newcomers Claire Mazerolle, Kate Coseni and Madeleine Bisson, in the story that follows the five teenagers from a small town in New York State in the 1950s who, out of their distrust of society, form a secret group called Foxfire to avenge the brutal humiliations they have suffered at the hands of men. Here's the official synopsis: The latest film from Palme d’Or winner Laurent Cantet (Entre les murs) is a vivid adaptation of the celebrated Joyce Carol Oates novel about a small-town girl gang in the 1950s.

"Foxfire" will make its World Premiere at TIFF. Alliance Films will distribute the picture in Canada, but no U.S. company has signed on just yet.

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  • Jesse | August 1, 2012 6:58 AMReply

    Huppert is the actress with the most exciting career right now : Haneke, Mendoza, Sang-Soo, Bellocchio, plus she's also doing more mainstream work on the side (Dead Man Down, Suspiria remake)

  • jingmei | August 1, 2012 10:39 AM

    Pas juste maintenant (not just right now). She's one of the greatest french actresses.

  • Tiff movie buff | July 31, 2012 10:37 PMReply

    So excited for Foxfire -- the actresses look unbelievable! We all know what Cantet pulled off with the young cast in Entre Les Murs, and this looks so much better! Apparently, he auditioned thousands of girls before he put this ensemble together -- future Canadian stars, I'm sure and such a good mix!

  • Indie Fan | August 1, 2012 7:38 PM

    I am a Canadian and looking forward to Foxfire. Does anyone know the names of the actresses? In particular the red head with the pigtails?

  • Superhans | July 31, 2012 7:44 PMReply

    Can't wait for Foxfire. Loved Cantet's previous work and am excited to see what he will do this.

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