La France Reviews

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Top Critic
John Hartl
Seattle Times
September 5, 2008
You might want to file this one under Novelties and Cult Items, Not Completely Baked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
July 11, 2008
Simultaneously avant garde and down to earth, the somber film is anchored by spontaneous musical eruptions on its more elusive end and by Sylvie TestudÔ(TM)s tactile performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
July 11, 2008
Gender and genre are continuously bent in La France, Serge Bozon's uniquely weird and often starkly beautiful experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog
July 9, 2008
[A] stunningly confident, category-defying, broken-down dream piece about loss and being lost...irresistible.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
July 11, 2008
In the once-upon-a-time fairy tale called La France, French soldiers move through darkly verdant landscapes worthy of Henri Rousseau.
| Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
June 28, 2008
It has the odd but potent effect of revealing an ethereal aspect of the war experience that in its bleakness stirs the mind with far more elusive questions than answers. A tantalizing, visually lyrical elixir for those enamored of mystifying brain teasers
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 16, 2008
The players, Sylvie Testude's Camille plus the eleven French soldiers, are not given much chance to develop their characters beyond two-dimensional.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
April 11, 2010
Tender and lyrical and lonely, it's like a phantom dreamwalk along the borders of war...
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
July 10, 2008
Without ever surrendering its deadpan naturalism, La France becomes increasingly poetic: The seasons change, the landscape grows barren, and the stars in the sky take their names from the dead men below.
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 5, 2008
Serge Bozon's quietly disturbing fable takes place in northern France in the middle of Word War I.
Full Review | Original Score: B

Slant Magazine
July 11, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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