Journal de France (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 (17) | Top Critics (3)

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

January 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

[Offers] up an enticing amuse-bouche to an artist whose body of work has become essential viewing.

May 22, 2012 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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

February 6, 2014 | Full Review…
Sight and Sound

These clips are fascinating, but Journal de France would have been a stronger documentary if Monsieur Depardon had provided narrations for some of them.

February 5, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Irish Independent

It's fascinating fare, offering both an insight into the emergence of Depardon's still influential "direct cinema" aesthetic, and an affectionate portrait of a unique visual artist and cultural archivist.

February 1, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Observer (UK)

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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