Journal de France (2012)




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Movie Info

A famous photographer travels across France and captures numerous images of a culture that is slowly disappearing.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Journal de France

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | January 27, 2014
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.

Full Review… | May 29, 2012
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 21, 2012
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.

Full Review… | February 6, 2014
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.

Full Review… | February 5, 2014
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.

Full Review… | February 1, 2014
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 travel in time, a collection of amazing footage of historical events and new scenes of him throughout his beloved France.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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