My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) Reviews

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December 14, 2017
... this Journey is so worth taking. It's far from over, as well.
September 18, 2017
Simply as a wallow in black-and-white Gallic romanticism, it's a treat, but Tavernier also provides good stuff in his commentary.
September 15, 2017
While Journey Through French Cinema is unable to cover every single decade, and Dod knows it tries, the film will ignite in those who love French cinema a new passion for its heroes and villains.
September 15, 2017
It may be a long haul at over three hours, but Tavernier is charm personified as he serves up both a fine dish for cineastes and a tasty appetiser for the uninitiated.
September 15, 2017
A treasure trove of expertly chosen clips, rare interviews and behind-the-scenes footage mean the daunting three-hour running time leaves you wanting more.
September 14, 2017
This is essential viewing for cinephiles and Francophiles alike, but others may find the three-hour-plus running time a little excessive.
September 11, 2017
The result is a film lover's feast: informative, enthralling and inspiring.
September 11, 2017
Including clips from nearly 100 films made between the '30s and '70s, he pays heartfelt tribute to the directors, stars and composers who ignited his passion.
September 11, 2017
This is Tavernier's own film story so don't expect a linear, full history of the cinema of the time. However, it's anything but dry, as the film swoons with passion for Gallic films and filmmaking.
September 7, 2017
Mostly, there's Tavernier, a happy bear of a man. He's insightful, endlessly enthusiastic, all but encyclopedic in knowledge. He's also highly idiosyncratic. The first word in the title is "My," after all.
September 5, 2017
For the film fanatic, though, Tavernier's work is a treasure trove of French cinema through the decades from the first Gallic features and into the 1970s.
September 5, 2017
Even if you think you are well versed in French cinema, there will be surprises to be found here. In fact, some enterprising programmer should consider building a retrospective around this documentary.
August 31, 2017
One of the documentaries that best explain the reasons why France was, is and will continue to be one of the countries whose film production will hardly go unnoticed in the future. [Full review in Spanish]
August 29, 2017
Tavernier's vast knowledge is evident in every second of the 200-minute film, but it flies with ease and enthusiasm. [Full review in Spanish]
August 22, 2017
A joy of three hours and ten minutes, more settled in the transfer of emotion than in historiography. [Full review in Spanish]
August 22, 2017
A documentary for sentimental and French-style film lovers. [Full review in Spanish]
August 22, 2017
The documentary is subjective but also quite didactic. [Full review in Spanish]
August 16, 2017
An indispensable documentary for anyone who loves cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
July 14, 2017
It's tempting to say that Bertrand Tavernier's 3-hour-and-15-minute documentary... is a feast for everybody who loves classic Gallic movies. This is certainly true. But it's also a movie for people who just plain love movies
July 13, 2017
This film is like suddenly re-introducing us Americans, 20 years later, to an almost- forgotten uncle who tells us stories, both good and bad, interesting and boring, about people he thinks we need to know but don't.
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