Journal de France

Sunday, March 3 - Monday, March 4, 2013

Raymond Depardon’s brilliant self-portrait (co-directed by his longtime collaborator and sound engineer Claudine Nougaret) takes a surprising point of view on the great documentarian’s life—not only as a filmmaker responsible for such works as 10th District Court and Caught in the Act , but as a photographer of expressive precision, capturing the entirety of French society over the decades. The patience of this imagemaker’s practice is testament to an alternative to the hyper-fast, instant delivery of digital images that now dominates the culture.

“A comprehensive and intimate introduction to a major contemporary photographer-filmmaker… an enticing amuse-bouche to an artist whose body of work has become essential viewing.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Don’t miss this hauntingly impressionistic travelogue by Raymond Depardon.” – New York Post

Official selection, Cannes Film Festival.

Part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2013

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 100 minutes
  • Director Raymond Depardon & Claudine Nougaret