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24 November 2020 à 12:26

International press roundup: November 2020

The month of November started with the second wave of movie theater closures in many countries. Festivals had to choose between an online, physical, or hybrid version. Despite this context, French cinema managed to forge a path through this new configuration - and to continue to garner headlines in the international press.

In Germany, the regional daily Stuttgarter Nachrichten evoked the program of the Tübingen | Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival and the challenges relating to the pandemic.
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Gagarine, a major award winner at the festival, was profiled in a fine article on the cinephile website Critic.de.
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In Quebec, several French films selected at Cinemania (4-22/11) received coverage in the Quebec press. The daily Le Devoir published an interview with David Perrault about his film Savage State.
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Spring Blossom caused amazement on Orcasound.com, which stated "a film like this could only be made by the French" and predicted "a bright future ahead" for Suzanne Lindon.
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Tribuna Cultural enthusiastically embraced Catherine Frot and described her as "an exceptional artist who shines in Under the Stars of Paris."
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Meanwhile in Mexico, an interview with Léo Karmann was published in El Universal about his film Simon's Got a Gift, which was presented at the French Film Tour in Mexico that ended on November 1.
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The religious fanaticism in The Dazzled also caught the attention of the Mexican press. The daily newspaper La Crónica devoted an entire article to it.
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In Brazil, the press announced "the most popular event devoted to French cinema": the French Film Varilux Panorama in Brazil.
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The Varilux Panorama was also considered "the leading film festival since the reopening of movie theaters in Brazil," as stated in the daily Estado de Minas.
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In Spain, the Seminci presented Josep in competition. The film's director Aurel traveled to the event, as was reported by El Norte de Castilla.
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In the Czech Republic, the daily Lidovky dedicated a long article to Aznavour By Charles, which opened the French Film Festival in the Czech Republic.
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Totalfilm.cz also talked about it: "A poetic documentary opens the French Film Festival."
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Concerning releases, theaters have remained open in Russia, where A Friendly Tale was screened. Kino-teatr.ru declared that the film "leaves a pleasant acidic aftertaste, like a good French wine."
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In Croatia, despite drastic measures relating to the pandemic, Proxima was also released theatrically. The weekly newspaper Nacional published an in-depth interview with Alice Winocour.
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And in Switzerland, the press was thrilled by the arrival of Calamity in cinemas. In La Liberté we can read: "(…) a film boasting meticulous aesthetics, with magnificent colors that evoke the heyday of the Hollywood western."
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We'll finish this international roundup in the Southern Hemisphere, where the press evoked the success of The Mystery of Henri Pick. In Australia, Filmink.com.au noted that it "captures the joyfully light-hearted air of French comedies."
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Stuff.co.nz gave it a "very recommended" and added that "it's a terrific way to pass the time."
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Latest update : 01 December 2020 à 12:26 CET

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