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26 December 2019 à 15:02

Press Roundup: December 2019

Here is our monthly review of news covering French films in the international press. In December, Little White Lies 2 charmed reviewers in Spain, while Les Misérables attracted acclaim in the Czech Republic, Alice Winocour traveled to Switzerland, Synonyms hit screens in Argentina, and On a Magical Night was a surprise hit in Quebec.

Guillaume Canet shared his views on the meaning of friendship with the Spanish media during his recent trip to Madrid and Barcelona, stating that "we must tell our friends what we think of them." Canet's latest film Little White Lies 2 was extremely well received by Spanish audiences: with 105,136 admissions registered in Spain, it ranks as the film's best performance to date outside France!

At the same time, the Spanish daily El País reported the viewpoint of actor Marion Cotillard on the subject of gender equality: "The subordination of women is a disgrace to humanity."

Actors Alexis Manenti and Djebril Zonga made the trip to Prague to present a premiere screening of Les Misérables, while the Czech website quoted a statement by the film's director Ladj Ly:
"My film depicts the relationship between police officers and the local residents of my neighborhood in a suburb on the fringes of Paris. The only enemy they share is misery. That's why I share this award [from Cannes] with all those who live in misery in France.”


Proxima embarked on its international run in French-speaking Switzerland, where it received an enthusiastic welcome from the press: Le Temps in Geneva highlighted the film's "undeniable feminist dimension," with Alice Winocour stating: "I find it very moving to see these women who have battled to remain as women in space."

Synonyms has arrived in theaters in Argentina, where the media reaction has been positive. Interviewed by Página 12, Nadav Lapid stated: "I wanted to die as an Israeli and be reborn as a Frenchman."

On a Magical Night has screened in Canada thanks to the Cinemania festival, where it created something of a sensation, earning unanimous praise from the Canadian media:

Cinéfilic described it as "cheeky and full of charm, a film that pulses with creativity and the joy of filming. Without a doubt, one of the best French films of the year."


Author : Communications

Latest update : 07 January 2020 à 15:02 CET

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