France (2021)

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France (2021)

A celebrity journalist, juggling her busy career and personal life, has her life over-turned by a freak car accident.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb   N/A
Metacritic   51 %
TheMovieDb    4.9 /10
RottenTomatoes  65 %
FilmAffinity   5.6 /10
Creators
Director Bruno Dumont
Writer Bruno Dumont
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Release Date2021-09-30
Runtime
GenreComedy, Drama
Content Rating12 (12)
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France (film)

France is a 2021 internationally co-produced drama film, written and directed by Bruno Dumont. It stars Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay, Emanuele Arioli, Juliane Köhler, Gaëtan Amiel, Jewad Zemmar and Marc Bettinelli.

It had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in July 15, 2021. It was released in France on 25 August 2021, by ARP Selection. The film features the life of a star television journalist caught in a spiral of events that will lead to her downfall. Between drama and comedy, France seeks to compare the intimate and public crisis of a young woman with a portrait of contemporary France. The film is intended in particular to be a satire of the treatment of information by television channels. France de Meurs is a star journalist at a private French television station. Her fame, her way of conceiving reports and programs, as well as a chain of personal events, will cause a total questioning of her career in media and turn her life upside down.


Cast

  • Léa Seydoux as France de Meurs
  • Blanche Gardin as Lou
  • Benjamin Biolay as Fred de Meurs
  • Emanuele Arioli as Charles Castro
  • Juliane Köhler as Mme Arpel
  • Gaëtan Amiel as Jo
  • Jewad Zemmar as Baptiste
  • Marc Bettinelli as Lolo

Production

In May 2019, it was announced Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin and Benoît Magimel had joined the cast of the film, with Bruno Dumont directing from a screenplay he wrote. In June 2020, the film was re-titled from On a Half Clear Morning to France.

Principal photography began in October 2019.


Release

It had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in July 15, 2021. It was released in France on 25 August 2021, by ARP Selection.