A satire of contemporary news media that steadily spirals out into something richer and darker. Never one to shy away from provoking viewers, Bruno Dumont (Ma Loute, The Life of Jesus) casts Seydoux as France de Meurs, a seemingly unflappable celebrity TV journalist whose career, homelife, and psychological stability are shaken after she carelessly drives into a young delivery man on the busy Parisian streets. This accident triggers a series of self-reckonings, as well as a strange romance that proves impossible to ignore. A film that teases at redemption while refusing to grant absolution, France is a deliciously ambivalent tragicomedy, a biting and, at times, hilarious critique of media and visual culture.
Thu 11 Nov 8.35pm
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