France, Germany, Italy, Belgia 2021
In French, subtitles in English
133 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Bruno Dumont
Screenplay: Bruno Dumont
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay
Production: Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat, Muriel Merlin / 3B Productions
Print Source: Indie Sales

'It’s amazing how much the people love you, you’re the biggest journalist in France, France.’ Host of the show A Look at the World, adored by the general public, living with her husband and son in a very spacious and ostentatiously decorated flat as if in a hotel, dressed by the greatest designers and constantly pushed towards one-upmanship by her vulgar and flattering assistant Lou (Blanche Gardin), France de Meurs (Léa Seudoux) offers a vision on the frontline of conflicts (the occidental military intervention in Sahel, the crossing of the Mediterranean by migrants fleeing war, the deafness and helplessness of power when faced with an insurrectional situation in the Hexagon) in a very subjective style where she stages events and gives herself the lion’s share. She also fabricates information, enjoying her position, up until she runs over and hurts Baptiste, a young man from a family with meager salaries who holds up to her an unbearable mirror of submission. The veil tears, mercilessly illuminating France on her faults and her environment, freeing her emotions.

Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa