Directed by Serge Bozon
Produced by David Thion
Directed by Serge Bozon
Winner of the Prix Jean Vigo
for the best French debut film, Serge Bozon's LA FRANCE is
"a WWI movie like none other" (NY Times). An
intoxicating blend of wartime romance and brightly colored musical, the
film depicts an original world "where Bresson meets the
French farm girl Camille (Sylvie Testud) is awaiting news of her husband (the late Guillaume Depardieu), who is fighting at the front. After she receives an enigmatic letter ending their relationship, she dresses up as a boy and joins a wandering regiment in search of her estranged love. Skirting the edges of battlefields, the platoon haunts the screen like shell-shocked specters, awakening for four uncannily beautiful musical numbers played on homemade string instruments. The tunes are disarmingly catchy 60s pop, an attempt to imagine utopia in the midst of hell.
A striking vision that reaches for the sublime amidst the dehumanizing horror of war, La France is a highly acclaimed work of art. With exquisite cinematography from Celine Bozon (Serge's sister) and a tour-de-force performance from Sylvie Testud, it is a film "not to be missed" (Village Voice).
"...one of the strangest and most original war movies I've seen."
- Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"...war film and musical, elegiac and avant-garde, cerebral and poignant... This is something new." Nathan Lee, THE VILLAGE VOICE
Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival
Official Selection San Francisco International Film Festival
Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing La France to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
RT' @StrangeCinema65': The Video Attic : Down a Dark Stairwell (2020) Kino Lorber DVD Review' @KinoLorber' ' https://t.co/bQvC6etcNm'' https://t.…'
“Critic’s Pick! Passionate and moving… an unusually lively documentary experience.” – The New York Times…' https://t.co/Wcl6Lr3Q81'
RT' @RenoirVulture': Now showing… The Hitch-Hiker (1953/USA) Director Ida Lupino' @KinoLorber' #filmnoir #kinolorber #idalupino' https://t.co/6…'
RT' @FilmForumNYC': IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM, Connie Hochman’s portrait of the legendary choreographer’s life, work and legacy pirouettes on…
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming November 23rd on 4KUHD!' https://t.co/IJxQSWYzYf' Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Newly Restored HDR Dolby…
RT' @brokehorrorfan': Rod Serling's Night Gallery: Season 1 heads to Blu-ray via' @KinoLorber':' https://t.co/wxmvT9scDM' Remastered in 2K with…
Kiyoshi Kurosawa's latest is a NYTimes Critic's Pick and opens this weekend at' @IFCCenter'! Glenn Kenny says it "th…' https://t.co/EanycSw5jB'
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': 🩰IN BALANCHINE'S CLASSROOM has been in the works since '07. Through painstaking research, the filmmakers discovered a…
RT' @DVDBeaver': OUT TUESDAY! Bernard L. Kowalski's "Macho Callahan" Blu-ray - David Janssen' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/cOqjyFAEkA' CAN: ht…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.