Journal de France (2012)



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A famous photographer travels across France and captures numerous images of a culture that is slowly disappearing.


Critic Reviews for Journal de France

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

An engrossing and valuable personal record of the work of photographer and film-maker Raymond Depardon, depicting his autumnal journey across France, taking pictures of buildings and street scenes that he believes are in danger of dying out.

Jan 30, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A fascinating introduction to one of France's major filmmakers.

Jan 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A tribute to a masterful eye, a humanistic heart and a wondrous life, "Journal" is a natural for docu fests and Euro satcasts.

May 30, 2012 | Full Review…
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[Offers] up an enticing amuse-bouche to an artist whose body of work has become essential viewing.

May 22, 2012 | Full Review…

... a greatest-hits slideshow of a career that clicks us from war-torn Paris to the Yemen, Haiti and Prague. Frequently fascinating, if a tad unfocused.

Sep 6, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This fascinating film really belongs to those people whose names never made the history books, barely even their local newspaper headlines.

Feb 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Journal de France


A fascinating documentary centered on the work of a curious artist who kept a register of many episodes of our history with his camera, and it is an irresistible collection of amazing footage of historical events and new scenes that he shot throughout his beloved France.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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