Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret



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Status: Completed

Director(s): Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret

Main cast: Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret, Henry Chapier

Short synopsis : A journal, a voyage through time. He photographs France, she rediscovers the unseen footage he has so carefully kept: his first steps behind the camera, his TV reports from around the world, snatches of their memories and of our history.

Long synopsis : 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. The journey returned Depardon to important places from his past as a reporter – Chad, Venice, Cannes – and to a wealth of previously unseen footage from his archive: an interview with Jean-Bédel Bokassa, film of Jean-Luc Godard, extraordinary glimpses of private and public life. 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.


  • Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret, Henry Chapier


  • Producer(s): Claudine Nougaret
  • Director(s): Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret
  • DP: Raymond Depardon
  • Editing: Simon Jacquet
  • Genre(s): Documentary

  • Production company: PALMERAIE ET DESERT Nougaret
  • Production date: 2012
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 100 min
  • Festival de Cannes 2012 – Special Screenings
  • César Awards 2013 – Nominated
    Award(s) : Best Documentary Film
  • Telluride Film Festival 2012
  • Festival do Rio 2012
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2012
  • BFI London Film Festival 2012
  • Tokyo International Film Festival 2012
  • Viennale International Film Festival 2012
  • CPH:DOX 2012
  • Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2012
  • G¶teborg Film Festival 2013
  • Istanbul Film Festival 2013