Sex, crime, racism: French 'malaise' hits big screen
PARIS - France 24
Holy MotorsContemporary French cinema, for all its virtues, has not been particularly adept at shedding light on contemporary French problems.
Despite France’s current “malaise” and its symptoms -- economic woes, political dysfunction, racial and religious discrimination -- most French filmmakers have turned a blind eye; France’s cinema is dominated by frothy comedies filled with chit-chat and country homes, hushed dramas of domestic or romantic turmoil, nostalgic period pieces and crime thrillers -- films that often excel at examining individual crises, but rarely bother to link them to the broader predicaments of French society.
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