Journal de France

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Raymond Depardon’s (To Each His Own Cinema) brilliant self-portrait (co-directed by his longtime collaborator and sound engineer Claudine Nougaret) takes a surprising point of view on the great documentarian’s life – not only as a filmmaker, but as a photographer of expressive precision, capturing the entirety of French society over the decades. The patience of this image-maker’s practice is a testament to his artistic, meditative alternative to the hyper-fast, instant delivery of digital images that now dominates the culture. (Dir. by Raymond Depardon & Claudine Nougaret, 2012, France, in French with subtitles, 100 mins., Not Rated) Digital