France is a star journalist running between a television set, a distant war and her busy family life. But everything is turned upside down after she injures a delivery man in a car accident. As France attempts to slow down and retreat into an anonymous life, her fame continues to pursue her.
One of only two films to appear on the end-of-year top ten lists of John Waters and Cahiers du cinéma, Bruno Dumont’s latest is a pugnacious state-of-the-nation satire. Led by a cyclonic Léa Seydoux, France mounts a hilarious assault on the rampancy of media culture and its insatiable consumers.
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States