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03 May 2021 à 15:13

International press roundup: April 2021

In April, the international press takes us to Asia, where French cinema is strengthening its presence. We also have news from Australia, Quebec, and the USA. And, of course, our regular report on European media outlets—as active as ever in their coverage of French film releases.

Proxima has been released in Japan, with wide media coverage. This exploration of the relationship between an astronaut and her daughter has attracted numerous articles in the press, including this one in Vogue Japan:

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30 Days Left has hit screens in Taiwan under the title Cop Panic, drawing considerable attention from the press and public alike. The China Times points out that "the film's box office takings [in France] exceed NT$250 million."
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In another style altogether, Philippe Garrel has also charmed Taiwanese audiences. In News describes The Salt of Tears as "a complex contemporary philosophical love story between a man and three women."

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In South Korea, the press hailed the highly anticipated release of Les Misérables. News outlets, such as Cine21, discuss the film's portrayal of the accumulation of poverty and anger in suburban communities.
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In Australia, Caroline Vignal and Laure Calamy have won over movie-goers with My Donkey, My Lover & I: "We laugh and yet we adore Antoinette" reports The Canberra Times.
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Also in Australia, Filmink published an interview with the French director Florian Zeller just prior to his big win at the Oscars for The Father.
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In Quebec, Le Devoir talks about the film Love Affair(s) in these terms: "You can count on Emmanuel Mouret to fully assume, and with panache, his nostalgia for things well said and well done."
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It is also praised in La Presse as "Emmanuel Mouret's finest film."
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In the USA, the New York Times devoted and article to Slalom, "a sensitive and discomforting view of sexual abuse within alpine sports."
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In Europe, the Norwegian blog Cine.no reported on DNA, describing the film as "an interesting quest and a deep dive into the long-lasting effects of the people and places that make us who we are."
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In Spain, Filasiete.com highlighted the outstanding performance of Catherine Frot in Under the Stars of Paris, as well as "the absence of over-simplification of a social theme."
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The Swarm has also arrived in theaters in Spain. Cinemania poses the question as to whether "this film will become the spearhead of a hypothetical new 'eco-terrorist label'"
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We'll finish this month's international press roundup with an interview in El País with Isabelle Huppert, who traveled to Barcelona to present Mama Weed.
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Latest update : 03 May 2021 à 15:13 CEST

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