This Is Our Land — December 16, 2018

On Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the French film, This Is Our Land (Chez Nous). The film is 117 minutes long and in French with English subtitles. It was released in 2017 and was nominated for the Golden Tulip International Competition  Award at the 2017 Istanbul International Film Festival.


Screenshot from This is Our LandMarine Le Pen was defeated in the French election that brought Emmanuel Macron to power, but her far right-wing party, with its nationalist, anti-immigrant platform, lives on to feed the fear and resentment that begot Donald Trump’s election. This is Our Land is a fictionalized story of an attractive working-class single mother in the North of France who naively agrees to run for mayor, representing the Patriotic Bloc. Lucas Belvaux, who previously directed RAPT, a terrific thriller about a French politician’s kidnapping, deals with another type of kidnapping here: With the help of a charming André Dussollier as the town’s esteemed physician, the Populists’ rhetoric seizes control of the minds of the electorate. With Catherine Jacob as the blonde-bobbed leader who never met an angry crowd she couldn’t make angrier.

(Text copied from Official Site.)