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02 September 2021 à 16:56

International press roundup: August 2021

In the month of August, international press outlets reported on French titles presented at festivals over the summer, as well as films released in theaters around the world.

Festival coverage

The Portuguese website C7nema.net paid tribute to the work of filmmaker Julien Faraut to coincide with the selection of his latest documentary, The Witches of the Orient: "Sport, cinéma et excellence" at the IndieLisboa Festival.
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Selected at the New Horizons International Film Festival in Poland, Vortex attracted the attention of Critic.de, which described Gaspar Noé's film as "his most mature work to date."
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Coverage on film releases

An Officer and a Spy has been released in Argentina, with escribiendocine.com highlighting the film's "meticulous historical re-enactment."
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In Brazil, it was Gagarine that hit the screens, with papodecinema.com writing: "Few films about the transition to adulthood attain the high standard of Gagarine."
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Final Set has arrived in theaters in North America. According to filmthreat.com, "Quentin Reynaud achieves what few directors have in elevating the sports film genre to cinematic art."
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In Quebec, Le Journal de Montréal expressed its delight at a "delicious satirical comedy" in reference to the latest film by Bruno Podalydès, French Tech.
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In addition, the Quebec daily La Presse described the "shock of images" experienced by viewers of the documentary The Monopoly of Violence by David Dufresne.
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In Switzerland, the cultural magazine JJSphère reported on Red Soil, the film by Farid Bentoumi: "Erin Brokovich goes red!"
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The Belgian media outlet moustique.be sang the praises of The man who sold his skin, the fourth feature by Kaouther Ben Hania.
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On the same outlet, Nicolas Maury gave an in-depth interview in which he shared the secrets to his approach to acting.
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The Dutch magazine Cinemagazine.nl encourages readers to get out to theaters and see Titane: "A magical film that transports you to strange places."
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Meanwhile in Italy, Mymovies.it applauded the film Josep and its "superb animation techniques associated with a story that is both painful and joyful."
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The Spanish journal Fotogramas recommended the film Annette to "lovers of cult musical comedies."
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In Australia, Filmink.com described Miss, the new film by Ruben Alves, as "charting a journey of courage and identity."
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Filmink.com also published a double interview with Romain Duris and Martin Bourboulon, titled Eiffel.
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We finish this report in Russia, where an enthusiastic tribute to French cinema was published in Kino-teatr.ru: "The 10 most memorable French films from the 1990s from the country of Zidane and Besson."
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Author : Communications

Latest update : 03 September 2021 à 16:56 CEST

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