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Journal de France Reviews

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January 27, 2014
Depardon is engaging, but so reserved that he never quite comes into focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 30, 2012
We never get a feeling for the man behind these images, which may be entirely appropriate in his other work, but here it makes a fragile pillar for a 100-minute running time.
February 5, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/5
January 31, 2014
Very touching. Very compelling. Very French.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 27, 2014
Even in fragments, the humanism of Depardon's gaze moves and inspires.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 22, 2012
[Offers] up an enticing amuse-bouche to an artist whose body of work has become essential viewing.
January 30, 2014
Journal de France is really two films, awkwardly joined but rejoicing in a paradox the French, of all, must surely love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2014
A nostalgic cine-scrapbook on the life and times of famed French documentarian Raymond Depardon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 28, 2014
A fascinating introduction to one of France's major filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2012
A tribute to a masterful eye, a humanistic heart and a wondrous life, "Journal" is a natural for docu fests and Euro satcasts.
January 30, 2014
Best treated as a sampler of his career highlights, this might well serve as a good introduction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 31, 2014
Has moments of magic, but you can't help feeling that an outsider would have fashioned something with more bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 3, 2013
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January 27, 2014
Gently moving and subtly powerful, this will thrill Francophiles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2014
This fascinating film really belongs to those people whose names never made the history books, barely even their local newspaper headlines.
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