The titular “France” of course wittily is the first name of the film's protagonist, France's most popular, foremost journalist and TV personality. As the film tracks the downhill career and personal life of this media star after a traffic crash, it dissects the current state of journalism in terms of success and failure, as it weighs media ethics, the downsides and dead ends of celebrity culture, and the contemporary place of media in our lives. As we are accustomed from in his earlier festival and Filmekimi favourites L'Humanité / Humanity, Flandres, and Jeanette, Bruno Dumont does not spare piercing satire in his latest which competed at 2021 Cannes. Brilliant in her depiction, Léa Seydoux is already cast in Dumont's upcoming feature.

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