Cinemas in Belgium reopened on July 1. The weekly news magazine Moustique describes How to be a Good Wife as a "domestic saga with a joyful feminist perspective."
Focus, the magazine produced with the Belgian daily Le Vif, published an interview with Emmanuelle Devos to coincide with the release of the film Perfumes.
This film by Grégory Magne was also well received in French-speaking Switzerland by the women's magazine Jjsphere.com, who praised it as "an olfactory comedy that makes you feel good."
In German-speaking Switzerland, it was Thalasso by Guillaume Nicloux that hit theater screens. The Swiss daily Aargauer-Zeitung described the film as "an encounter set in the inferno of wellbeing," highlighting the "jubilant game-playing of two enfants terribles."
The film's review in the national daily Tages-Anzeiger drew a parallel between the Houellebecq/Depardieu duo and Laurel & Hardy dressed in bathrobes:
La Vérité by Hirokazu Kore-Eda was launched in theaters in Portugal early July. On c7nema, the Japanese filmmaker explained his decision to "introduce humor and adopt a lighter approach":
The daily online newspaper Público also talked about the film:
In Germany, the release of The Best Years of a Life has created quite an impression in the media. The cinema-dedicated website Film-Dienst presented an in-depth in interview with Claude Lelouch:
The daily newspaper the Stuttgarter Zeitung evoked "a story that reaches far beyond the love between two people":
The movie magazine EPD also devoted an article to the film:
As did the regional daily, the Berliner Morgenpost:
In Spain, the month of July saw the release of two French films:
Outside Europe, the big French hit in Asia this summer was A Mermaid in Paris, which was released in South Korea late July. On Cine 21, it was depicted as "a fantastical love story."
In Latin America, the French film that marked the summer of 2020 was In Safe Hands, which attracted over 42,000 spectators in Mexico! According to Cine Premiere, the film offers "an empathetic and alternative view on adoption":