France

  • 134'
  • France
  • 2021

She’s literally called France, the newsreader (played by Léa Seydoux) for France’s most important news programme. France de Meurs doesn’t shy away from ‘re-enacting’ even the most sensitive stories. French director Bruno Dumont is clearly taking aim at the national media and political establishment in France, which often sing from the same hymn sheet. The opening scene even has a witty cameo for French President Emmanuel Macron.

This biting parody reflects on what authenticity is worth in this post-modern world. It is only after France is involved in a car accident, that she realises that her deeds do have serious consequences. Her bubble finally starts to burst. Dumont plays with the relationship between entertainment and reality, to such an extent that the whole film almost feels like a façade. He turns the whole of France into a hall of mirrors, distorting and exaggerating the ugliest aspects of the country.

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    • From Thursday 27 January 09:00Thu 27 Jan 09:00
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    Director
    Bruno Dumont
    Country of production
    France
    Production Year
    2021
    Festival Edition
    IFFR 2022
    Length
    134'
    Medium
    DCP
    Language
    French
    Producers
    Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat, Muriel Merlin
    Production Company
    3B Productions
    Sales
    Indie Sales
    Screenplay
    Bruno Dumont
    Cinematography
    David Chambille
    Editor
    Nicolas Bier
    Production Design
    Markus Dicklhuber
    Sound Design
    Philippe Lecoeur
    Music
    Christophe
    Cast
    Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay, Emanuele Arioli, Juliane Köhler, Gaëtan Amiel, Jawad Zemmar
    Local Distributor
    Paradiso Filmed Entertainment (NL)