Travelling alone, internationally acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon spent six years capturing France with a large format camera. This long, solitary road trip provided fertile ground for the creation of an extraordinary travel journal. Depardon revisited important places from his past as a reporter: Chad, Venice and Cannes. Previously unseen footage from his archive has also been added to create an intimate, compelling and revelatory 'Journal de France' - a unique portrait of a country and its landscapes.
3 day rental • NR • 100 min. • French with subtitles
“An engrossing and valuable personal record of the work of photographer and film-maker Raymond Depardon, depicting his autumnal journey across France, taking pictures of buildings and street scenes that he believes are in danger of dying out.”
— The Guardian
“[Offers] up an enticing amuse-bouche to an artist whose body of work has become essential viewing.”
— Hollywood Reporter
"A fascinating introduction to one of France’s major filmmakers.”
— Time Out
"Gently moving and subtly powerful, this will thrill Francophiles."
— Empire Magazine
“A tribute to a masterful eye, a humanistic heart and a wondrous life, “Journal” is a natural for docu fests and Euro satcasts.”