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News in brief

23 December 2020 à 10:48

International press roundup: December 2020

As the year draws to an end, press outlets around the world have reported on French films at four festivals and covered a number of theatrical releases, notably in Europe and Asia, where a glowing tribute to the ultimate icon of French cinema was published.

FILM FESTIVALS

In China, the media outlet Ifeng.com proudly highlights seventeen years of strengthened cultural links between France and China thanks to the French Film Panorama in China, which is currently taking place until January 15, 2021.

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Senegal hosted the recent 4th Francophone Film Meetings in Africa held during the Festival "Dakar Court" Festival. Le Quotidien covered the opening of the event.

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In Germany, the Berlin daily Die Tageszeitung sang the praises of the Berlin French Film Week (Nov. 26–Dec. 2): "Certain festivals are unstoppable and screen more challenging films, like the documentary Adolescents."

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In the Netherlands, De Filmkrant called on the public to attend the Tapis Rouge Festival (Dec. 10–15), proclaiming: "France is the only country in Europe that from time immemorial has had a consistent and vibrant movie industry. Whoever organizes a French film festival can be sure that there will always be interesting films to show."

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FILMS RELEASED

The Prince's Voyage has hit movie screens in Croatia, and Medijska Pismenost, which provides a guide to high-quality content for young audiences, described the film by Jean-François Laguionie and Xavier Picard as "an informative story about xenophobia and the shock of civilizations […]. A touching message that inspires optimism."

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In Slovakia, Kinema.sk devoted a lengthy article to studying the complexity of the characters in The Truth, which was released in the country at the end of November.

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Also reporting on the film, Aktuality.sk posed the question: "Why watch a French film by a Japanese director?"

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The biopic De Gaulle has arrived in theaters in Western European countries, notably in Spain, where El Mundo stressed the importance of reviving the memory of this famous political figure through the cinema on the 50th anniversary of his death.

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Also in Spain, El País published an in-depth interview with Gaspar Noé following the release of Lux Æterna, which it described as "a highly contemporary hybrid of auteur filmmaking and high-end advertising in the form of a ferocious satire on the movie industry."

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In Portugal, the Delépine-Kervern duo demonstrated their savoir-faire in the satirical comedy genre in an interview published in C7nema to coincide with the release of Delete History.

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Meanwhile, Diário de Notícias characterized The Best is Yet to Come as "perhaps the biggest surprise of the season […]. A mix of laughter and tears and a large dose of common sense."

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In Asia, the eagerly anticipated release of Portrait of a Lady on Fire has earned a swathe of compliments in the Japanese press: "The beauty of a masterpiece," "A picturesque and sensual tale."

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And in Australia, In the Name of the Land was described as "a surprisingly moving work that despite its quotidian subject matter has an emotional tension that never lets up."

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A GLOBAL TRIBUTE

To conclude, international press outlets have paid a glowing tribute to Jean-Luc Godard to coincide with the filmmaker's 90th birthday on December 3. In Argentina, A Sala Llena spoke of "God-art":

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In Brazil, Estado de Minas referred to "the always revolutionary Godard":

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And for the Berlin daily Berliner Zeitung, Godard is seen as the "master of the movements of cinematic thought."

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Long live cinema!

Best wishes for the festive season!

Author : Ainhoa Jauregui

Latest update : 23 December 2020 à 10:48 CET

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Berlin French Film Week - 2020

Type : UniFrance festival

Theme : French films

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Dakar Court - 2020

Type : Short film festival

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French Film Panorama in China - 2020

Type : UniFrance festival

Theme : French films

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TAPIS ROUGE French Filmfestival in the Netherlands - 2020

Type : Feature film festival

Theme : French films

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