Directed by Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret • Documentary • 2012 • 100 minutes
Travelling alone, internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon spent six years capturing his home country with a large format camera. This long, solitary road trip provided fertile ground for the creation, with his long-time partner and collaborator Claudine Nougaret, of a remarkable travel journal.
Intimate, compelling, revelatory, JOURNAL DE FRANCE offers a unique portrait of a country and its landscapes, an overview of a truly illustrious career and a fascinating resume of the development of the photographic art over the past half-century.
"A fascinating introduction to one of France's major filmmakers." —Time Out
"A tribute to a masterful eye, a humanistic heart and a wondrous life." —Variety